The Hyde T-Shirt extravaganza continues in my sewing room (which is my loungeroom). Sometimes when we release a pattern it takes a while for me to want to make it again because I’ve made so many already and I’m feeling a bit ‘over it’.
Not so with the Hyde.. So much not so that I actually just went ahead and made a long-sleeve version with exactly the same fabric I’d used to make a short sleeve version! It’s not clear from the pics, but these are exactly the same fabric (wine cotton spandex from For Fabrics Sake, now sold out (probably because I kept going back to order more))!
Basically, I made the short-sleeve version and loved it. I immediately wanted to make it an everyday wear, and my dog walking top, so I took some quick photos and transitioned it into my ‘okay to stain it with food’ wardrobe (a wardrobe that my pink linen Glebe Pants and these corduroy Glebe haven’t made it to just yet). No regrets at all because the short-sleeve version has been perfect for warm-weather dog walking and heading to the shops but still feeling great.
While I was finishing up the long-sleeve version I went back and added a greyhound label on to the sleeve of the short-sleeve version. I’ve been thinking a lot about all the places you can put labels (I even made a Pinterest board all about it), and I might also retroactively add some label goodies to the sleeve of this mauve Hyde too)!
Yesterday I finished this merino Hyde T-Shirt and this morning it was just 5 degrees Celsius. Is my timing impeccable or what?
This great striped merino is from Nick’s Fabrics in Auckland and comes in a variety of colourways. The selvedge edge was quite wavy and almost stretched out near the edges. It wasn’t a huge issue because I didn’t need to cut right to the edge, but I’d say to keep that in mind if you need the entire width to be usable.
The Hyde has quickly become my go-to for everyday wear. If you’re in Christchurch, you might spot me in your local park with a greyhound wearing this or one of my other versions (or one of my many toiles). Because it’s not super-fitted and thanks to the high neckline, it’s very Banksia Bralette friendly. I like that it doesn’t feel fussy, but still feels much more ‘put-together’ than something I could buy from a store does.
I’ve actually been on a little Hyde T-Shirt binge recently. There was a gap in my wardrobe for long-sleeve t-shirts which don’t have turtlenecks. Most of the long-sleeve Tarlee T-shirts and hacks of the Tarlee that I’ve made have turtlenecks on them, which is sometimes overkill when you just need a sleeves worth of extra warmth. Expect more pictures soon!
The new Hyde T-Shirt from M&B comes with a View B which has a crossover back. It’s accessibility-minded but also just looks good.
After Leila whipped hers up in black, I decided that this rich chocolatey bamboo would make a perfect version for me! I love how the back detail and the bamboo can skew a bit ‘elevated’ but it’s still Ridiculously Comfortable!
Fabric: This bamboo knit came as part of my order from Maai Designs in Australia. This fabric is delightfully hefty and the colour is lovely and rich. The drapey, slipperyness of the bamboo is perfect for this view since fabric with a rougher texture could get stuck on itself on the envelope back!
Hears a little sneaky pic which shows how the wrapover back of the View B comes together. I’ve given it a test wear in a stiff breeze, and haven’t flashed anyone yet. The line drawing on the pattern page gives a better idea of how it might sit in a less heavy and super-drapey fabric.
I’ve been smuggling fabric in this colour into my stash since about October last year, but I’m only just getting around to sewing with any of them. This early version of the Hyde T-Shirt was a bit of a revelation because it wasn’t until I was looking back through my selfies that I realised that the colour was really making my hair sing! It’s such a good colour to pair with the existing pants in my wardrobe, so I imagine you’ll be seeing more of this shade in the future.
The latest pattern from Leila and I through Muna and Broad is now here. The Hyde T-Shirt has a dropped shoulder and a couple of views, and is 15% off during launch week, no code necessary.
I wanted a boxy t-shirt and Leila delivered! I’ve been wearing my toiles a lot while heading out to walk the dog, but I also feel like these are dressy enough that I’d still wear them out-and-about, without feeling like I’d given up on dressing up.
Fabric: This striped knit came from Maai Designs in Australia. It’s a lovely knit, which I snagged as soon as I saw it back in November! Because I ordered this well before the pattern was drafted I’ve got leftover fabric, so you might be seeing a matching singlet in my future (guess I’d better talk to Leila about that)!
Hilariously, I did a much better job of matching the stripes on the side that I DIDN’T photograph! Not sure how I did it, but one is much better than the other.
I’ve already made a few of these, and there’s some more fabric (and quite a few stripes) in my stash just waiting to become the various views and sleeve-lengths of this!