A Carine tee

I’ve been using the Lark tee from Grainline for several years. It has seen many iterations for me and my two daughters. I flirted with the Hey June Raglan in 2018, making four versions.

Now for a different shape, the Carine tee from Elbe Textiles. I can’t remember how I got onto it, but it was a free pattern and is rather lovely. “Was” being the most important word. It seems to have vanished off the site (May 2019).

The Carine has a scoop neck, short sleeves and a curvy hem. Three pieces plus a neckband, Simple to cut out, free, needs one metre of fabric, this can only be good.

I used a navy stripey cotton jersey from the Remnant Warehouse in Sydney. The wrong side of the fabric was useable, it became a contrast neckband.

The hem was a bit tricky to turn up. Playing with the differential feed helped, lots of steam and pressing helped a bit more.

The drafting was spot on. I used the largest size and added a bit of width to the hips by tapering from under the arms. It is a crop top, so lengthen if you need. On my short torso it was just the right length for high waisted trousers and shorts. The next one will have a bit of extra length.


Fabric – Navy striped cotton  1 m @ $7.50 per metre

Pattern – Carine Tee from Elbe Textiles – free

Pattern printing – One A0 sheet – $2.50

Totals = $10.00

Annoyance factor – Low


I like it a lot and would happily recommend it, if only it were still available!



About Accordion3

I sew, ride a bike, bake, read a lot of books and sometimes skate. I also play several instruments, one of them is the Accordion.
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3 Responses to A Carine tee

  1. Sus says:

    Do you mean the Sage Tee?


  2. fiberchicklet says:

    Really great sewing. Do you mean The Sage Tee? Can’t find the Carine. Thanks 🙂


    • Accordion3 says:


      Not the Sage tee, it is their men’s Tshirt. The Carine was designed for women. I got along with another pattern at the end of December 2018. I’m glad I got it before missing out.


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