Divine merino in Eva tee layering top

Hacked Pattern Union Eva tee in divine merino

This Pattern Union Eva in merino jersey feels divine to wear.
I haven’t sewn that much with merino as it’s hard to get in this side of the world. But I splashed out and got a few colours in the sale from the New Zealand shop
I also got a special offer of free postage too. That took the sting out of the customs fee at this end.

Very fine merino

I chose the Eva because this merino is quite fine and like t-shirt fabric. I added the polo neck and changed the hem from curved to straight. And this time I didn’t use the sleeve tabs. This is a layering piece and might wear a cardigan or something else over it.

Raised the neckline

I split the polo in half lengthwise to add the stripe, then sewed a strip down the middle between the two long pieces.

I raised the neckline at the front and back a couple of inches because this was going to be a polo. To get the stripe on the polo neck part, I cut the fabric in half lengthways, then I sewed a 1.5” strip along one long side. I then joined this half to the other long piece. I topstitched the seam allowances. Then I put it together in the normal way. I’m tempted to just make lots of these but I’ll think about it!

Binder attachment

I bound the sleeves and hem using the binder attachment for my Babylock Coverstitch machine

I used the binder attachment on my Babylock Coverstitch machine to do the sleeve and hem bindings. This pale pink fabric is also merino.

Love Notions tank from leftovers

I had enough fabric left from 2 metres to make a Love Notions tank which I will probably wear as a vest or layering piece during the winter.

I had enough fabric left from 2 metres to make the Love Notions everyday tank.

The trousers are the Helen’s Closet Arden pants in needlecord.

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