This is a distinction that changes fairly often, but right now this is my very favorite tee. It’s a slightly hacked Aurora Tee made with the most luscious, soft, squishy, warm, drapey rayon french terry from Indie Sew (now sold out).
The hacks I made to the tee are barely worth mentioning. I didn’t even draw them out, I just eyeballed them when I was cutting out the pattern. First I straightened out the side seam a bit so it doesn’t angle in at the waist. Then I cut the hem straight instead of using the curved hem of the pattern. To make it slightly cropped, I did this straight across from the side seam hem point.
I guess I also added 2″ to the sleeves, but I do that to all of my Auroras because gorilla arms. The Aurora is different from most knit tees because it has a faced neckline. I just love that slight scoop and the clean finish without binding, especially for striped fabric.
I want to (and do) live in this shirt. It makes a great cozy layer under a cardi when the RV gets cold too. The simple lines of the Aurora make it a great jumping off point for pattern hacking. I have an interesting hoodie up my sleeve (pun) using the Aurora that I want to try next!