Somerset Tee – Maven Patterns

A review of Maven Patterns Somerset T-shirt

Reviewed by sewminigems on 9th February, 2021

I have made three Somerset t-shirts now and I love them.  The bishop’s sleeve is dramatic without being ridiculous, and the bodice is a great slim fit which balances out the sleeve beautifully.  This is going to be a contentious opinion, but I think a lot of people would go for a Billie sweatshirt from Tilly & the Buttons  if they wanted big statement sleeves but I am here to tell you that the Somerset is the better garment in my opinion.  I find the Billie sleeves are too big and look “costume-y” but not the Somerset.  Somehow the Somerset is more sophisticated.

One of the Somersets I made with the straight sleeve, and that is a perfectly practical garment, but honestly I shall be sticking with the bishops sleeves next time as they are superb.