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Fancy, Fancy! Free SLEEVE add on by Winter Wear Designs!

Do you love wearing tee shirts? They're so comfortable, but I love feeling "put together." I enjoy wearing comfortable clothes that also could double as something work/ church/ whatever appropriate. Part of my love for sewing knits probably comes from my love for wearing knits. They're just so soft and easy to wear, but with the right pattern and the right fabric, you can really look a little dressed up.

I first tried the Tidewater Tee by Winter Wear Designs over the summer. I loved the style, but needed to work on the pattern a little to get my perfect fit. This top was made to be a summer top - it has short sleeves or cold shoulder sleeves included in the pattern. It has a back yoke with a cute cut-out in the back. It's the perfect summer top. But it's so cute, why not use it year-round?

When Suzanne of Winter Wear Designs mentioned that she was making a sleeve add-on that would work with her knit patterns, I knew I HAD to sew the Tidewater Tee again! I've wanted to try it again making a broad shoulder adjustment, but thought I'd probably wait on warmer weather. But testing the sleeve add-on made now the perfect time to try the pattern again. 

Suzanne is giving us a couple of new sleeve options. Yes, GIVING. Isn't she so generous this time of year? (And always really with her weekly sales πŸ˜‰) In her new FREE sleeve collection, she has added a fitted sleeve with a circle flounce, a gathered poet sleeve with a cuff (that hits at 3/4 length), and a bishop sleeve with cuff. You can find the code for this freebie in her Facebook Group!

All of her new sleeve add-ons are so beautiful that it was hard to decide which I wanted to try first! I had this beautiful rose fabric from a KnitPop scrap pack that I have REALLY been wanting to use. I had barely enough to sew the top using a gathered poet sleeve, so my fabric chose for me. Isn't that the best? πŸ˜‰ And I just so happened to have these pretty red heels to match the roses. I found them on clearance years ago. This wasn't a typical purchase for me because I'm usually so practical when it comes to shoe purchases. Ha! But I love them with it!

As I mentioned, I used the Tidewater Tee (a favorite because of its unique style). I used a broad shoulder adjustment to get a better fit, and used the new sleeve pattern. It was very easy to sew and everything went together perfectly.

I'm dying to try the Bishop Sleeve! That'll probably be my next Winter Wear Designs sew! πŸ’— She has such beautiful patterns. I'm quickly filling my closet up with them!

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I have included my affiliate links to Winter Wear Designs Patterns throughout this post. If you join the Winter Wear Designs Facebook Group you can get a code to make the sleeve add on (and a few other patterns FREE) 😊


  1. I love your gathered poets sleeves. They are so Nice!

    1. Thank you! I'm working on a top with the Bishop Sleeves right now! I love the different options!

  2. I'm looking forward to seeing this top on your blog. You create so many beautiful things.


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