I finally made my very own Tonic Tee by SBCC Patterns! Betsy graciously sent me one of her patterns to try out, the Cosmo Maxi Skirt. I love that Betsy designs specifically for petites! (She explains how to lengthen her patterns if you are of average or above average height.)
I was looking for a new TNT t-shirt pattern so the Tonic Tee looked like a great option.
The Tonic Tee is a PDF pattern available for free on the SBCC website. All you have to do is fill in your info, and the pattern will be sent to your inbox! The only change I made to the pattern was to bring the neckline up slightly in the front. I used a double brushed poly knit from Allielane in Abbyville. (I recently made my mom a blouse with the same fabric…but I have even more red roses in my stash!)
I rarely find a pattern I don’t have to alter extensively. I am really happy with the fit of this garment. Other than the bottom hem being slightly too short (like only 1/2″) for my liking, this top fits wonderfully! I did cut the neckband too long so it gapes a bit. However, I’m the only one who will notice this, so I probably won’t change it.
This is Dede, the chubby bubs, my gordita! English Bulldogs are like plants: you feed them and water them and you don’t have to walk them. They also sleep most of the day so they stay in the same spot most of the time like your houseplants. Dede loves to have her back scratched and loves to sit on our feet. She is afraid of my sewing machines, tho, so she doesn’t come near my sewing room. We’ve had her for 2 years and she is my buddy!