Hello from New Orleans! I’m down here all this week for work, getting ready to relocate an archival collection from here to St. Louis. It’s amazing down here — I’m staying basically next door to Audubon Park and in a beautiful old house. I’ve spent my evenings reading a book on the front porch and watching the streetcar go by. It really feels like another world! But of course, during the day, I’m back to my old tricks packing up boxes and boxes of archival material and packing them onto pallets. By now, I know exactly the outfit this kind of work calls for: jeans, a tee shirt, and comfy shoes! So of course, what else would I bring down but F O U R Jeanne shirts from Ready to Sew? Today, I’m sharing my stripey version.
My Stripey Jeanne Tee
Fabric and Sizing
My striped Jeanne shirt is one I love more than I expected to! I love the look of a classic striped tee shirt. Who can resist the Parisian charm of a Breton shirt? But I wasn’t sure the horizontal stripes would give me quite the je ne sais quoi I was looking for. Silly me! I should have known that any fabric that comes from La Mercerie, like this one did, would be perfection. Jess has amazing taste in fabric, and this bamboo jersey is super lush.
You may have seen in my stories on Instagram that I’m looking for the perfect tee shirt fabric. The search has been put on hold due to travel for the moment, but it’s not over! Jess’ bamboo jersey is definitely the quality I’m looking for, but maybe a little heavier than my ideal. Still, I find myself reaching for this shirt at least once a week. The stripes are just as cute as my ideal imaginings of them!
I made a straight 38 in this Jeanne, like my first one. It’s amazing what a difference fabric makes! My first Jeanne feels boxier than this one. The fabrics are similar weights, but this one has more stretch. I made no #sewingtall adjustments.
Sewing the Jeanne
This is a super easy, super quick sew, y’all. I skip the pocket, which makes it even faster! Even though Ready to Wear is a French company, they do provide English directions. They’re a good choice for even those without any French knowledge!
I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again: my favorite detail on the Jeanne is the flip cuff sleeves. I just think they’re so cute! So cute that I included them on my new Carolyn pajamas, even. Maybe I love them so because it mimics my favorite RTW tee shirt, but I want to put flip cuffs on everything!
Okay, y’all, that’s it from me — I’m going to do my best to have a little Myosotis inspiration post for this month’s #SewMyStyle2018 up later this week, but the wifi is spotty here. Plus, that porch and a glass of wine are always calling my name in the evenings! But if you’re missing me, be sure to head over to Instagram and check in. I’m documenting my Me-Made May pledge there in my highlights!