*This is the classic paper pattern version; if you
need the print-at-home version, on BOTH A4
AND letter sized paper you can get it here.*
You’ll love these slouchy-but-structured T’s,
perfect for medium to light weight knits like
cotton interlock, lightweight ponte, rayon,
blends, silk(y) jersey, or slubby linen knits.
Relaxed-fit, pull-on T’s have a straight-cut
silhouette, with jacket-style panel seams
& Dior darts for a fabulous fit. Mix those
necklines and sleeve lengths for your
perfect T...try a ‘U’, a boat neck or a ‘V’
neckline, and choose from a one-piece
cap sleeve, or two-piece short or 3/4 length
sleeves. T-shirt body & sleeves have deep
hems; necklines are finished with self binding.
Topstitched seams are optional.
These wardrobe essentials will look gorgeous in
your favorite solid colors and super-chic in stripes;
they’re also perfect for printed and textured knits.
Consider adding studs, appliques or beading to the
shoulders, sleeves, the front or the back for a quirky
look, or add fringe, pom-pom or ruffled trim along
the hemline. Wear your T’s fully or semi-tucked, or
wear them loose with skirts, your favorite pants or
jeans; slide them under your cardis & jackets too.
3/4 length sleeve version (any neckline) in all
will need around 1 3/4 yards or 160 cm fabric.
Short OR cap-sleeved versions (any neckline)
in all sizes 6-8-10-12-14-16-18-20-22-24-26
will need around 1 ½ yards or 138 cm fabric.
All fabric allowances are for 60” or 150cm wide fabrics.
I love the Dior darts, the side panels, and gently curved 2-part sleeves, and the armhole fit. I found the fit more than slouchy, and would like to see Hotpatterns publish finished actual dimensions for the sizes. If I went by my measurements, I'd be a 14. I cut a 12, and it was unbecomingly huge. Settled on an 10 with 5/8" seams instead of the recommended 3/8, and it's comfortable and has the right amount of ease. I really appreciate the detailing to make this t - it's a nice fit and allows for interesting color-blocking possibilities once you work out how much ease it has, and how much you're comfortable with. I've made 3 of these - 2 in French terry for cooler weather, and just finished one in a very light cotton-rayon-lycra jersey for summer. I have plans for some other striped versions in jersey for summer.
I made a "muslin" from some sale fabric and loved it. I like the fit. I like the look. It looks smart, but isn't gratuitously fussy. I am currently making one from full price fabric. Then I plan to try making one dress length.