Short sleeved Jade tee

I just got back yesterday from the most lovely visit to Austin where I rented a house with some girlfriends and spent the weekend knitting, chatting, relaxing, and eating great food. After that I drove to Waco to see my sister and her family for a couple of days. Texas was absolutely gorgeous — the wildflowers were blooming and everything was warm and green — and I got to wear this new short-sleeved Jade tee that I made for the trip. Most of my Jade tees have been long or 3/4-length sleeves, so I thought the shorter sleeve would be better for hot weather (the Jade pattern comes with 4 sleeve lengths).

Jade tee / made by rae

The striped fabric is a rib knit that I purchased at La Mercerie a few months ago. I love following shops with a smaller, more curated collection of fabrics (I find it less overwhelming), but the key is to watch their newsletters for new fabrics, since some of the fabrics — like this one — tend to go out of stock faster than others.

I’m starting to really love my rib knit Jade tees the most. My navy long sleeved striped rib-knit one was easily one of my most-worn items this past winter. The rib fabric has a soft and stretchy quality without the thinness of a super-stretchy jersey, which tend to adhere to every wobble and wrinkle of my body. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Just sometimes you like a tee to smooth out your fluffy bits a bit rather than showing off every nook and cranny, y’know?

I’d love to sew a few more short sleeve tees to go with my Rose pants, which is our newest, soon-to-be-released pattern! If you want to sew yourself a few Jade tees, you can find the pattern in my shop.

4 thoughts on “Short sleeved Jade tee

  1. I cut out a stack of Jades this weekend in cloud 9 knit, one of which is similar to this with a thin mustard stripe. Jades and calf length pants are my current uniform. Canโ€™t wait for the Rose pants!

    Also Austin food is ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ I ate my way though a visit there a couple of years ago. So good! What a fun place to visit in the cold month of March.

    • Yay!! Can’t wait to see them, Julie!! ๐Ÿ™‚
      Also: yes, the austin food. It’s soooo good!!! SO MANY TACOS

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