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Take your T-shirt game to the next level with
this elegant style, designed for fluid, drape-y
knit and woven fabrics like rayon, modal or
silk(y) jersey, or georgette, crepe, crinkle or
double gauze, charmeuse or rayon challis.
Relaxed-fit pull-on T has a narrow self-fabric
bound jewel neckline, a center back seam
and cut-on elbow length kimono sleeves
finished with self fabric hem bands. We’ve
transformed that essential bust shaping into
soft gathers at the front hip-band; keyhole
openings at each side seam allow the self
fabric ties to close easily at each side.
This T is the perfect dressy-casual piece...
depending on your fabric choices, this one
is going to become your favorite going-out
top, an easy way to dress up your weekend
jeans, or the perfect vehicle for a treasured
special fabric. Rock this fabulous T with chic
city-shorts, a crisp tailored pant, or make an
elegant two-piece dress or jumpsuit with a
skirt or flowing pants in the same fabric.
Sizes 6-8-10-12-14-16 will need around 2 yards
or 184cm fabric; sizes 18-20-22-24-26 will need
around 2 1/2 yards or 230cm fabric;1/4 yard or 45cm
lightweight interfacing for the hip-bands is optional
That’s it! No buttons, elastic, zippers...
All fabric amounts are for 60" or 150cm wide fabric.
I just seamed together the hip bands ( which I lined with a lightweight knit interfacing ), so the shirt lightly blousons naturally . I am one of those people who catches ties in car doors etc , so right off I knew the ties weren't for me . I have a few of these shirts made in light weight rayon /spandex knits and I always get compliments when I wear them. It is an easy construction and the proportions are great. Thanks for a great pattern !
I wore my second blouse from this pattern for the first time last week. I felt well dressed and stylish. The first time I used the pattern I picked a slippery and relatively heavy jersey. The second time I used a light and drapey cotton knit. The jersey ties kept coming undone and turning into streamers. The cotton knit ties made nice understated accents. I am going to remodel the first top now that I see the difference the hand of the fabric makes.
I loved this pattern, except for the ties on the side. They are too long to do anything with except tie in a bow, and who needs two big bows right at the hip? If your fabric is at all heavy, they are way too much. But the overall shape of the pattern is great, and it's easy to sew. Any one considering it should buy it, but make a change to those ties.