Hey there! So after the rip-roaring sewing success of my Zadie jumpsuit, I grew more curious about Paper Theory. Don't we all do that? It's like finding an author you like, so then you want to read all their books. And since I can't ever resist a quickie top pattern, making the Kabuiki Tee next was an obvious choice. This is also a good one to blog about because I think it's helpful to see versions in larger cup sizes.
But first, isn't this sleeve super cool? I was so scared I would mess up, which is why I'm so utterly pleased with how they turned out.
Overall, I think it's a little too big. I personally love oversized tops, but I think this needs a few tweaks. In the website product photos, the sleeves fall just above the elbow. So mine are a little too long, which is a common problem for this T-Rex. I could also take the hem up another inch.
Just a few details:
- I found the fabric on a clearance table at Fabric Outlet. It was around five dollars a yard. I like that even though it's inexpensive it doesn't look cheap. It has an interesting texture, and the colors are nice and muted. It's actually a knit, but only two-way and not very stretchy.
- The Kabuki is a one-yard-wonder--even in the largest size (20).
- I spent a good amount of time scrolling through Kabukis on Instagram, which helped me decide my stripe direction. I tended to gravitate towards the vertical orientation.
- I interfaced the right angle corners for extra strength and am glad I did.
Thank you for reading and have a great weekend!