HP 1167 Fast & Fabulous La Strada T-Shirt

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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.

Shopping List

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.

22 Reviews
  • 4
    Almost perfect!

    Published by Dale on 2nd Jul 2014

    This pattern will be a TNT pattern for me. I love the slouchy comfortable fit and the elegant look. I did have to shorten it a few inches, but I'm only 5' 2" so that's something I do for nearly every pattern I use. The only complaint (albeit very minor) I have is the lack of markings for the armhole. I thought maybe it was at the notch, but that turned out too low and I sewed up another 2". Otherwise, beautiful job on this pattern Trudy!

  • 4
    Almost perfect!

    Published by Dale on 11th Jun 2014

    This is going to be a TNT in my pattern stash. I love the finished shirt, but it did not come together without a few adjustments. After reading reviews regarding this top, I shortened it by several inches (I'm short). And I thought the notch was where the armhole was to be. It ended up way to low, so I raised it about 2". I cut a size 10 (according to my bust measurement) and found it a little too big. I think I will use an 8 next time around. I'll make several of these tops. They're comfortable, loose, and wonderful for everyday elegance.

  • 4
    Mixed bag but lovely in the end

    Published by Unknown on 3rd Apr 2014

    I like this top. It's definitely Fabulous, but not so Fast the first go round or two. I loved that there were so few pieces to cut, but the top still had style. The back of this top is so pretty with the gathers. I think the back is really the scene stealer. The front yokes are also a great and distinctive detail. The facing and yoke attachment are a bit fiddly, but not too bad if you take your time. If your sewing machine has a variable speed adjuster this is your chance to try the slow setting. Fabric matters a lot with this one. I made one with a jersey that was a little too stiff at first. It was still pretty but lacked "slouch."
    I will make it again for sure. It's a very versatile piece.

  • 3
    Missing something

    Published by Judy on 30th Mar 2014

    I do love how simple this design is. It sews up quickly. I agree with others about the missing armhole marks/notches. Also I think the top would be finished nicely with a facing for the yoke. I recommend using the lightest weight knit as the gathers create quite a bit of bulk along the yoke seam line. Keeping them pressed towards the body is a challenge. I would prefer a wider "V" neck. I'm thinking sizing up might help, although the 8 is a perfect match to my measurements. I think I'll have to try this one again.

  • 4
    Great relaxed shirt

    Published by Kerry Cacucciolo on 14th Mar 2014

    I loved this pattern and have made 2. I also had some issues with the neck and making the muslin didn't really seem to be helpful. The rayon and knit I used acted very differently. I will continue to make this and, hopefully, will get better with each one.

  • 5
    Great Easy to Make Top!

    Published by Karen on 19th Jan 2014

    This pattern was hard to resist. I thought the top looked so cool, so I gave it a try. I love it! I loved sewing it and it turned out perfectly!

  • 4
    Need more instruction

    Published by Yvonne Felix on 11th Dec 2013

    It's a very attractive shirt, but I had trouble putting the back yoke around the neck. I also have to do some size adjustments on the next shirt. Because of the difference in fabric from the muslin test pattern to the silky fabric I used for the real shirt, I had trouble with the sizing and will work on that next. I sent in an email and received a response that someone would get back to me regarding working on the sizing, but that has not happened yet. I guess the bottom line is, the video needs to show more regarding sewing the pieces together and going around the curves with all three layers of fabric. I also had to "guesstimate", without a problem, as to where the sleeve opening should be. I'm just waiting for Trudy to contact me regarding the sizing adjustments.

  • 4
    Missing details

    Published by Marilyn Ames on 13th Nov 2013

    This shirt looks great once finished, but getting to that point required some trial and error. The tutorial was helpful in getting the vee neck completed correctly, but the actual instructions could be clearer. There is no indication on the pattern or the instructions where to stop sewing on the side seam to create the armhole. It would also be helpful to have a line for shortening the top, as it is a little long if you have a short upper body.

  • 5
    Love it!

    Published by Unknown on 13th Nov 2013

    The title says everything: I love this t-shirt pattern and the shirt that emerges from it. It fits comfortably, goes from jeans to office, and just looks great.

  • 4
    Cute, but way too long

    Published by Kay on 5th Oct 2013

    This top went together fairly easily and was cute when done. I'm not sure I have it exactly right because there is no clear indication where the underarm seam should start. Maybe I didn't trace it correctly; it is hard to figure out which line to trace for which size. The video accompanying the pattern info was useful in getting the assembly right.

    My only real complaint was the length. I'm 5'4" so I knew I would have to shorten the shirt, but I didn't expect to have to shorten it 5"!

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