Pattern Description: (from StyleArc’s website) This is the T-shirt everyone is looking for, not too tight no [sic] too loose. A great basic to wear will [sic] all outfits.
Sizing: 4-30. I made a 10
Available as a PDF? Yes, Here
Fabric Used: Blooming Branches ITY from Gorgeous Fabrics. I put it up Thursday; it sold out Friday, sorry. But Click Here for other ITY jerseys that would work well.
Machines and Tools Used: Juki 654DE serger, Pfaff 2130, Naomi the Naomoto
Needle/Notions Used: Stretch 75/11 needles, scrap of fusible interfacing, thread.
Did it look like the photo or drawing when you got through? Yes
How were the instructions? I didn’t use them. This is a basic tee shirt and I can sew it in my sleep. That said, I did take a look at them and they looked typical StyleArc. Fine for anyone with any sewing experience.
Construction Notes: I fused scraps of interfacing at the back shoulder seam to keep it from stretching. I used my serger for the side seams and for attaching the neckline band. I edge stitched the neckline to keep the band laying flat. For that I used a .5mm wide by 3mm long zigzag.
I used that same stitch length/width for the hems. I didn’t need to do a FBA on this. It’s relatively loose fitting.
Likes/Dislikes: This is a basic tee pattern. It seems like there are a bazillion of these coming out of the indie pattern companies these days. I think this one was a free-with-purchase from StyleArc a few months ago. I like the shoulder sizing and the shape. It could be a little more fitted, but I made it straight for the first version. No dislikes.
One thing I really like about most of StyleArc’s patterns, including this one, is that they give you whole pattern pieces so you can easily do a single-layer layout for print placement and economizing on your fabric.
Would you do it again? Would you recommend it? Yes and yes. This pattern is very well drafted, and it went together, from start to finish, in just over an hour. It’s great for using up small quantities of fabric, and it is a classic shape.
Conclusion: Another winner from StyleArc! Here are pictures on Shelley. This is a little lightweight for the weather right now, but I’m sure I’ll get some pictures on me when it is warm enough.