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The ultimate cool-girl T-shirt, this gorgeous top is designed for a light
to mediumweight drapey knit... think silk, rayon, bamboo,cotton, tencel
or modal jersey.
Semi-relaxed, pull-on T-shirt has a slouchy silhouette and a high/low
shirt-tail hem. T-shirt features a faced ‘V’ neckline and a grown-on
neckband gathered through the center back, plus a center front seam.
Back & fronts are gathered onto the yoke.
This fabulous T-shirt looks chic in solid color knits, but also works
beautifully in your favorite print and, of course, striped knits.
You just know this will be your go-totop forever... wear it loose over
your favorite slim-cut jeans, try it tucked into a pencil skirt, or belt it
over a full-leg pant.
This versatile T also makes for a perfect layering piece over slim-fit
camisoles, or under cozy cardigans and tailored jackets.
For all sizes you’ll need around 2 yards/182cm of fabric, plus
1/4 yard/23cm of tricot or knitfusible interfacing.
Fabric amounts are for 60”/150cm wide fabric.
I love the design of this top. It was my first download pattern experience, and it was less stressful than anticipated. The instructions worked very well. I did, however, line the yoke with a silk-type fabric, as I thought the yoke needed some support for the fine jersey knit fabric I was using. I incorporated the "shirt-yoke" method, which has the added benefit of enclosing all the seams around the yoke for a nice finish. It was a bit finicky to adapt, but it did work.
Bought this pattern for myself. Have not even cut it out yet, but am sure it will be simple and delightful to work with.
This pattern was very easy to work with, and came together quickly. It looks as it does on the pattern cover. I used a stretch jersey, and had no problems. I am quite tall and it fit well, just lengthening a bit. I enjoy wearing it and I will be making more in other fabrics.
This is a wonderful top! It was my first Hot Pattern and made me an addict! It fit very nicely and is well drafted. I did sew the armscye a bit low, but it is easily fixed. I didn't need a full bust adjustment which was awesome. I plan to make a couple this winter to wear under jackets then take in to spring. Like many Hot Patterns, Trudy has a great tutorial to take you through the process and offer advice.
I just love, love, love this one. I had to wait a long time for it to be delivered to Norway, but I do not mind because it is soo beautiful. I have to make more of this one...
Thank you for the video. I loved to watch it coming together. The patten fits well and is easy to make. One of my favorites.
love this pattern, and am so glad for the tutorial on it. the neckline is really not as difficult as it may appear.perfect for a flowy summer top, without revealing things that ought not to be seen lol! very comfy and stylish at the same time.
Very happy with this pattern. Thank you so much.
This is the easiest pattern to follow, it also fits well and looks good either casual or dressy. I love it.
This is a t-shirt pattern with blouse appeal. I love it. I love because it is different from other tops I have. I am still learning and found all the directions very good. This pattern was a treat me. I made my first La Strada in a stretch shiny jersey with interesting mesh detail. It looks high end. However I know I got a good look for great value. This is a pattern that will appeal to women of all ages. My mom wants me to make her one. I was flattered. She use to make my clothes!
I had to stop sewing and write this review, because this shirt is turning out better than i had expected. It is all done but the hems, and is beautiful, a term I do not usually associate with a teeshirt. I made it from a rayon knit in jade green, which looks really good. I agree with the previous reviewers that some "stop sewing" lines for the sleeve openings would have been nice and I was not sure while sewing them that I was doing the right things with the neck facing and the yoke. I did more basting than I usually do, and the pieces went together fine. The gathers in the drapey fabric give it a really posh look.
Good things first: I love this style! The collar/neckline turns it from schlubby to sophisticated. The silk jersey one I'm making next should go to the office or the opera; the cotton wearable muslin I've made goes to the office, but is also my favourite horseback-riding shirt, since the long tail covers my pants riding down in the back when I lean forward.
However, I have a few reasons for not giving it 5 stars.
- there's the lack of marking to end the armhole seam, which others have pointed out. I found about 2" above the notches worked well for me.
- the instruction to press seams toward the body of the shirt, rather than toward the yoke, creates a lot of bulk in the gathered sections and just seems wrong to me
- I prefer my yokes in double layers with the seam allowances all hidden inside (it wasn't hard for me to tweak the construction method to change this)