I fell in love with Lore Piar when I found out that she was testing the Loni Tee. I tested it, loved it, and then literally bought all of her patterns at the time because they are size inclusive. Now that we’re in November and doing New Pattern November, I’ve finally opened up the Tazzy Tee and saw that there were no instructions! So as I made my first one, I decided to create a sew-a-long for it on my YouTube channel along with a tutorial here. So let’s get to it.
The Tazzy Tee by Lore Piar
I’m QUEEN Mother of wearing what I like to call dressed-up pajamas. Everything I wear is going to be cute but it’s also going to be hella comfy. This is why I am absolutely loving the Tazzy Tee. It features a dramatic sleeve that is banded, a basic scoop neck bodice, and a banded neck. It’s a pretty straightforward assembly–until you get to the sleeves. To give the drama that the sleeves have, you have to pleat them AND gather them. The sleeve pattern piece can be a little intimidating because it looks like a Christmas tree but I promise it’s super easy.
For this project, I’ll be using my BERNINA L890. Because this pattern uses knit fabric, serging/overlocking is ideal. If using a sewing machine, use the zig-zag or stretch stitch.
For this project, you’ll need to make sure you have the following pieces cut:
- 1 bodice front
- 1 bodice back
- 1 neckband
- 2 Sleeve bands
- 2 Sleeves
Cut all the pieces needed for the project.
With the right sides together, sew the shoulder seams.
For the sleeves, you’re going to be pleating them starting from the bottom of the sleeve and going to the top making three pleats on each side. To do this, beginning with the dip, fold it under about halfway so it lines up with the apex. Repeat until there are 3 pleats.
Baste the pleats in place.
Gather the top part of the sleeve.
With the right sides together, match the armscye to the sleeve and sew.
Fold the sleeve in half matching the front to back and sew from the sleeve down the side to the bodice hemline.
Repeat on the other side.
Iron the banded pieces.
Gather the sleeve holes.
Sew the short ends of the neckband together creating a circle. Fold over in half the long way. Using the quarter method, stretch the neckband so it fits on the neck hole evenly and sew.
Repeat the previous step for the armbands.
Fold the bodice bottom under 1 inch and stitch.
Iron & enjoy!
I used bamboo lycra for this project and love it. I love the drape that the bamboo has. But this pattern has a lot of ease and is very forgiving. The more drape that you have in your fabric, the more it’ll show in the drama of the shoulders. If your fabric has less drape, the shoulder detail will be more pronounced.
If you’re into watching videos, here is the YouTube sew-a-long here to help you as well!
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out!