The Ultraviolet Tee had plenty of options when it was published. A curved cropped hem or a straight un-cropped hem. A plain front or a darted or gathered front to accommodate a D-F (or larger) cup bust. Different cut lines for knit or woven fabric. But a quick pattern hack that I did on a shirt for myself quickly became my favorite Ultraviolet Tee to wear so I decided to update the pattern with a View C. View C extends the curved hem in front and back so you have a high-drama slit at the side but the shirt is full length at the front and back so there’s no risk of peek-a-boo belly like with the cropped version.
This sample was sewn out of a double gauze given to me by Shannon Fabrics. I chose the print because I think the simple, oversized silhouette of the Ultraviolet Tee is perfect for a large print. Gauze or double gauze is a great choice for the Ultraviolet Tee as summer wear because it’s comfortable and breathable and light. This particular double gauze has a bit more body than many other double gauzes so the shirt has a bit more structure than drape in these photos, but the more it’s washed the more it will soften and drape.
This example, my initial hack, is a single gauze and you can see that it’s even lighter and drapier (and has also since softened up even more now that I’ve washed it a bunch). It’s also a bit sheer in the sunlight (you can see how the sun shines through the arm) and the double-gauze isn’t sheer at all.
If you’ve previously purchased the Ultraviolet Tee you can download a new copy of the pattern at any point in time by logging into your account at TuesdayStitches.com/my-account. You can also see if the copy you have is the latest draft on any Tuesday Stitches pattern by looking at our Pattern Updates page. If you’ve downloaded a new copy of the Ultraviolet Tee since our rebranding you’ll actually see that View C is already included, it’s just taken me a bit to get a new sample sewn and photographed. However, we also just discovered a minor glitch in the shoulder seam of cup sizes D-F so we recommend you download today’s new copy.