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Here’s the brand new, up-to-date and totally refined version of the most versatile top you’ll ever own.
These ultra-wearable T-shirt styles are designed for light to medium-weight T-shirt and sweater knit fabrics, like classic cotton or cotton
blend interlock, or even silk jersey.
Semi-fitted T-shirt has deep hems at sleeve edges and hems, plus a self-fabric trimmed neckline.
T-shirt features shaped center back and side seams for a feminine fit.
Choose any combination of short, 3/4 or full length sleeves, and mix with your choice of boat, scoop or shallow ‘V’ neck for your perfect T.
Make these classic wardrobe essentials in prints, solids or textured knits, add a trim or keep them unadorned, and wear them
anytime, anyplace, anywhere.
For sizes 6-8-10-12-14-16 you’ll need around 1 1/4 yards / 1.15m fabric for the short sleeved version; 1 1/2 yards / 1.32m for the 3/4 sleeved version and 1 5/8 yards / 1.54m for the long sleeved version.
For sizes 18-20-22-24-26 you’ll need around 1 3/4 yards/1.6m fabric for the short sleeved version; 2 yards / 1.82m for the 3/4 sleeved version and 2 1/4 yards/ 2.05 m for the long sleeved version.
All fabric amounts are for 60”/150cm wide fabric.
Posted by Terri A on 18th Feb 2012
The ordering process for this pattern was smooth and I received the pattern in the mail in a timely fashion.
Did it look like the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes. I made the scoop neck version.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, but honestly this top is so easy that you won't need them. I did notice the extra emphasis the instructions gave on the neckband needing to be shorter than the neck opening, so the neckband does not gape. They direct you to apply the neckband in what I think is one of the best ways to do it – so thumbs up on that! They also remind you that the length of the neckband will vary depending on the type of knit you are using.
I used a regular sewing machine for all of the main construction of this top, and used a serger to finish the seams – but you don't need to have a serger or coverhem machine to sew from this pattern.
Three inches to the length because I wanted it really long, but it would be *more* than long enough without alterations.
I used the short sleeve and it was perfect. The length between the elbow marked on the sleeve pattern and the wrist for the long sleeve was about 6.5" which is not quite long enough for me. Since, I made a muslin I was able to confirm my suspicions ahead of time and decided to go with a short sleeve for my final top.
The short sleeves were fine, look great and fit nicely. There is more of a sleeve cap than I expected but they are sewn in the flat and easy to do, and once again look really sharp when done. The shoulder width seems perfect.
I made a muslin and although I have a pretty successful top, I will make further muslins to further tweak the fit and sleeves.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes. I am pleased with my pretty new top.
This pattern has lots of opportunity to personalize fit and I will definitely make it again.
Photos of my completed top here:
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