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*This the classic paper pattern version; 
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print-at-home version in letter
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version in A4 size paper click here

Long, lean, and slightly slouchy, this wardrobe
essential is designed for any fluid, drape-y knit
or jersey fabric...try tissue weight or mesh knits,
silk-y jersey or lightweight open-weave sweater
knits. Fibers to look for include rayon, viscose,
modal, silk, bamboo, merino & cashmere.

Relaxed-fit T-Shirts have a gently shaped silhouette,
optional breast pocket(s), self fabric trim at the neckline
and finish at the thigh. Choose a short, 3/4 length or
extra long sleeve; try a solid, bi-color or color-blocked
body; and select a wide scoop, relaxed ‘V’, or classic
boat-neck for your personalized, one-of-a-kind T-Shirt shape.

This modern classic is perfect for year round wear, and
it’s a great layering piece.
Wear it loose over jeans or pants
for a casual look, or for a more dressy outfit,
try it with any
straight-cut pants, jeans or skirt...just tuck it in, and gently
it over the waistband. Gorgeous!





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For the solid-colored body, long sleeved version, all sizes need around 2 yards /184cm fabric. For the bi-colored, short sleeved version, all sizes need around 1 yard /92cm fabric for the upper bodice & sleeves, plus another 1 yard /92 cm contrast fabric for the lower bodice. For the color-blocked, 3/4 sleeved version, all sizes need around 3/4 yards / 69 cm of fabric #1 for the upper bodice & sleeves, plus 3/8 yard / 32cm of fabric #2 for the mid section, and ½ yard /40cm of fabric #3 for the lower section.

All fabric amounts are for 60”/150cm wide fabric





10 Reviews
  • 5
    Great pattern, easy to modify and versatile

    Published by Unknown on 24th Mar 2019

    I like these patterns as they are close to my true size. The t shirt pattern is versatile and looks great.

  • 5
    Go to T

    Published by Karen on 27th Nov 2017

    I've made six of these over the past couple of years and plain to make more. Always the boat neck with long sleeves; I love the slightly too long, slightly narrow sleeve. Sometimes I use a contrast fabric for them, sometimes a contrast fabric for the neckband...fast, easy and looks great. What's not to love?

  • 4
    Fabric Problem Solver

    Published by Elizabeth Hackett on 24th Apr 2015

    I bought this pattern because there are some drapey vicose knits with patterns that I love but would be too much alone. So far I've made a fit muslin, and cut a size smaller than usual (from an 8 to a 6) and it is still quite generous. Haven't yet cut into the beautiful vicose print and matching solids yet, and am studying the pattern drawings to figure out why the fabrics on the cover work so well together and how to arrange mine, both for the overall effect and to get face-flattering color near my face.

    Help with fabric choice and the styling of the finished clothing is important to me, and your videos help a great deal.

    Also love when you mention a fabric source that's really good.

  • 5
    Great fit and fast to sew!

    Published by Melody on 19th May 2014

    This t-shirt is great. I have started sewing for me again after discovering how fun it is to buy apparel fabric online.

    The ease of construction was a pleasure. The flat sleeve install is genius Trudy, and hangs beautifully. The neckband was time consuming on the scoop neck but I think that is a function of the fabric weight. Pinning was a necessary evil. My traced pattern is ready for my next creative moment and will be colour blocked.
    The best thing about this adventure was that the top looks like the drawing and I feel Fabulous!

  • 5
    Great shirt

    Published by Unknown on 11th May 2014

    I like the way this shirt fits. The only thing I had a problem with is the V neck was a little low so next time I will adjust it some.

  • 4
    Casually elegant

    Published by lauraborealis on 29th Apr 2014

    I cut two sizes smaller than usual, because I didn't want it too big. Choosing the right fabric (fluid, drapy) is essential. I used a mix of linen and rayon knits to create the color-blocked version. It's the perfect dressed-up tee that's secretly comfortable!

  • 5
    i love this shirt

    Published by Janice Koropoulis on 18th Jan 2014

    I have made about 5 of these shirts so far. I love the way they fit. They are plenty big and very comfortable. I make the full length sleeve and they seem to be fitted perfectly to wear the sleeve pulled up a bit as I like, slightly snug in the lower arm. I have made them with pockets, without pockets, I put rivets on some pockets. I just love this shirt and keep making more. So far I have not made the color block one which is what I was originally attracted to but I am excited to do that. i made the boat neck, the v neck, but mostly the scoop neck. I use my serger and it is finished really quick. Love!!

  • 3
    had a hard time with neck opening

    Published by Karen on 10th Dec 2013

    I love the look of this top and couldn't wait to make it! I just had a hard time getting the neck opening correct. I think it's just my lack of working with knits, but I'll keep on trying!

  • 4
    Great relaxed T- shirt with so many options!

    Published by Terri A on 12th Mar 2012

    I like the slouchy style, and I like the various color blocking options you can choose. Going down a couple sizes this top is just right with the amount of ease and it has such a fun casual look that can be worn so many ways. I like the loose flowy look to it.
    Actually, I would like to lengthen this into a dress.
    I made mine in a pretty ITY knit and plan to make several more!

    Photo here:


  • 4
    Love this Pattern!

    Published by Carol on 17th Feb 2012

    I have now made 3 of these Ts and will make more! I can now make a T that I love in 3 hours - and that includes cutting time!
    The only modifications I had to make was cutting a size smaller than I expected (no real hardship), and raising the neck line on the V-neck. The 2 Ts I made of T-shirt jersey were beautiful, but the cotton interlock T seemed a wee bit sloppy with the heavier knit, so I added a front and back center seam to bring it in a bit - and like it even better! I'm wearing it as I type.
    The sleeves and neck binding fit in with out being fussy, and though a relaxed fit - the pattern isn't at all sloppy. Great Job!

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