Make these funky & fresh tops in medium-weight striped, patterned
or solid color t-shirt knits with a little stretch...try cotton orrayon jersey
knits, or an ITY (interlocking twist yarn) fabric for a laid-back and drape-y T-shirt.
Pull-on, relaxed fit T-shirts have a pieced front & back, with the main bodice
pieces cut on the bias for a unique drape. Tops feature a self or contrast-bound
jewel neckline, and finish at the hip with a narrow hem.
Choose from full length or cut-on cap sleeves for your perfect T-shirt.
Make these fabulous new tops in a mix of colored stripes (of course!)
but also try them in one or more solid colors with decorative stitches
along the seams, or a mix of your favorite prints for a modern look.
For the long-sleeved top in sizes 6-8-10-12-14-16 you’ll need a total of 2 yards/1.85m of fabric;
for sizes 18-20-22-24-26 you’ll need a total of 2 1/4 yards/ 2.06m of fabric;
For the cap-sleeved top in sizes 6-8-10-12-14-16 you’ll need a total of 1 ½ yards/ 1.38m of fabric;
for sizes 18-20-22-24-26 you’ll need a total of 2 yards/1.85m of fabric.
If you’d like to add some contrast pieces, add a total of ½ yard/0.46m in your contrast fabric(s).
Fabric amounts are for 60”/150cm wide fabric.
Posted by Starr on 12th Aug 2013
I love this shirt and so does my husband. Seldom do you hear Wow that looks good on you. Why did I give it 4 stars then. I am an experienced sewer (40+ years) and I had trouble. The instructions need to be improved and the pieces would really help if they were identified (letter or number) but she does have a great video that helps with some of the mystery.
Posted by Michelle on 3rd Dec 2012
If you've watched her youtube tutorial, Trudy isn't kidding about how fast and easy this pattern is to make up. It's also very on-trend with its piecing and suggestions for stripes.
I sewed up a long-sleeved version in about 2 hours, and that was doing a "faux coverstitch" where I serged the pieces wrong-sides-together and top-stitched the seam allowance on the right side--for every seam (I used a solid rayon jersey as my fabric). If I'd just done stripes or color blocking and made up the pattern as instructed, I probably could have completed this in a little over an hour.
The pattern makes up very close to the line drawing: relaxed fit without being super baggy. The large bias pieces give the top a nice drape. As far as sizing goes, I sewed my usual HP size (one size down than my measurements would indicate by the size chart) and got a fit similar to what's shown in the line drawing.
I'm looking forward to making more of these and playing around with more design options!