Laela Jeyne released the Emmett Tee on Friday as part of their fall collection, adding another men’s staple to the mix! If you haven’t seen it yet, here’s a glimpse:
I love sewing for my hubby; and aside from hoodies, I’ve stuck with raglans for his wife-made wardrobe. I’m glad that Laela Jeyne designed a well-fitted tee that we can now add as a staple!
The Emmett is a basic tee (with various sleeve lengths) but also includes polo and henley finishing neck options. My husband measured with a small chest and the low end of medium for waist and hips. He is a very slender guy, so he doesn’t like tees that are too loose. He has nice shoulders and muscles for his build, and the Emmett was a great fit without any alterations (just blending sizes according to the size chart). The tee has a comfortable hang without being too loose or too narrow.
This tee works best with cotton spandex, jersey with a bit of stretch, modal blends –anything your guy would love the feel of that has a good stretch and recovery. I used Art Gallery Fabrics’ solid cotton spandex (color “aloe mist”). I had just received a shipment and was surprised at how soft the AGF solids are; so I had to pamper my hubby! He absolutely loved the color, softness, and fit. It’s already in high rotation within his closet.
Definitely a keeper! …both the pattern and the husband 😉 I’ll be sewing many more of these. I can’t wait to get rid of the ill-fitting store-bought clothes and slowly (or quickly!…this took me like 30 minutes!) replace his wardrobe with a custom-fitted collection.