*This is the classic paper pattern version.
If you need the print-at-home version in
Arch E, A0, A4 & letter sizes, click here.*
This T-shirt/blouse hybrid is the perfect mix
of comfy T and dressy blouse.
Make this wardrobe essential in fluid wovens like
crepe, crepe de chine, (crinkle) gauze, rayon challis,
georgette, panne velvet, or charmeuse; try it in a
soft lace over a solid cami; or choose drape-y knits like
linen, rayon, bamboo or silk jersey, or ITY.
Unlined, relaxed fit, pull-on blouse has front & back
princess seams for a trim bustline, plus optional breast
pockets. Choose a rib-trimmed sleeveless or long
sleeved version, or make your T-Shirt blouse with a
deep hem on above elbow sleeves. Jewel neckline is
finished with ribbing or a shaped neckband. Deep
stitched hem is longer at the back with side seam slits.
This is the perfect piece for all those special blouse-weight
fabrics in your stash; wear this when you want to look pulled
together but need to be comfy, and style it as you would a
T-shirt...over jeans, tucked into pants or a skirt, under a
cardigan or jacket. This gorgeous piece is a year-round
style with a change of fabric & sleeve length.
Long OR short sleeved OR sleeveless versions
all sizes 6-8-10-12-14-16-18-20-22-24-26
will need around 2 yards of 185cm fabric;
*PLEASE NOTE* you will have almost no little waste
on the long sleeved version; a little on the short
sleeved version and more on the sleeveless version.
Fortunately this gives you some nice big leftovers to
use as trims, patchwork, color blocking...
Allow 1/4 yard or 23cm rib knit if you are making the
rib knit neckband, armhole band or cuffs.
All fabric allowances are for 60" or 150cm wide fabrics.
I agree with the previous reviewer who mentioned making a muslin and sizing down a size. This top has a lot of ease and I found making a smaller size made it more wearable. The princess seams in the front make this a beautiful top for fitting. I highly recommend it. I made my top out of a crepe and I love it.
DEFFINATELY make a muslin, but after going down a size - this top is a winner! I made this out of brushed challis and it is wonderful. I did grade sizes a bit to get the fit I wanted, but that was quite simple to do. I will be making more of these! it is dressier than a Tee, but still feels like "secret PJs"! Thank you!