Sequin Grainline Lark Tee

In case you haven’t noticed, I haven’t been sewing much lately. I’ve had a few sewing setbacks with a couple patterns I’ve tried and I just haven’t been feeling that inspired. But I have made a few things, like this sparkly Lark Tee I sewed as a sample for a class I taught at the Cloth Pocket.

I got the fabric from a swap. It’s a burnout jersey of mysterious fiber content with tiny sequins stitched throughout with clear thread. And before you ask, yes, it is itchy. But only on the hems and collar and not enough to keep me from wearing the shirt. 😉

I didn’t make any changes to the pattern except for grading up a size at the hips. Grainline patterns tend to fit me pretty well although I could probably use a swayback adjustment.

Overall I really like the fit. It’s slightly curved in the waist and the shortest sleeves hit me at a good length. I think this will be my new go-to t-shirt pattern!

So what do you do when you’re not feeling inspired to sew? Do you do something else entirely? Or try to sew something quick and easy? How do you get your sewjo back??

  • Gee Betty Designs

    When I lose my sewjo I go for something that is a guaranteed win. Definitely a tried and true pattern, with fabric I know will work for it. Or I sew for my kids for a while. Or I just take a break. Good luck getting your sewjo back!

  • Lynsey

    Super top, love that fabric and a top than can be dressed up or down which is always a big bonus. My sewjo is usually help by finding a super new fabric 💗

  • Very cute!
    When I lose my sewjo I start planning.. matching fabric with patterns. that seems to get me excited again

  • Lia

    I like doing related tasks, like organizing my notions or tracing patterns. But I already think organizing notions is fun so that may not be universal!! I also like wandering through an inspirational store and trying on things on a whim to see if they might be something I could like and wear. I’m excited to see what you make next! : )