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Thread: T Shirt Pattern

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    T Shirt Pattern

    Happy Easter everyone. I am looking for a pattern to sew summer tops. I normally wear an extra large. I would like to know of a pattern that looks great when sewn and easy to alternate. Have lots of double knits ready to be sewn. Thanks, Loren

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    I'm also looking for a pattern like this. Hope someone suggests one that each of us likes! Happy Easter to you also!
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    I like the Perfect T Shirt by Pamela Leggett, and there is plenty of information on the website to assist with making a nice t shirt. http://www.pamelaspatterns.com

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    I haven't made it yet, but there is a free pattern here that fits S-XL
    http://nap-timecreations.com/2015/03...tern-free.html
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    see the crease above the bust, really needs a dart. that's what started with knits. darts have disappeared in most clothes like blouses, dresses etc. shame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcdor View Post
    Happy Easter everyone. I am looking for a pattern to sew summer tops. I normally wear an extra large. I would like to know of a pattern that looks great when sewn and easy to alternate. Have lots of double knits ready to be sewn. Thanks, Loren
    Double knits for summer? Lord, I hope they are cotton or rayon, or you will cook. (To me double knit is the stuff they used in the 70's and 80's for little old lady pants that had the stitched crease down the front. Am I wrong?) Kaliah Ali has many patterns that work up quick and fairly simple to construct.
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    Yes I do. I also need darts in the back because of my sloped shoulders.

    Quote Originally Posted by onemoe View Post
    see the crease above the bust, really needs a dart. that's what started with knits. darts have disappeared in most clothes like blouses, dresses etc. shame.
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    I just might have to take some of the fitting patterns classes. I like making my own clothes, but haven't made any in years; due to fitting problems. I have narrow sloping shoulders & large bust. I'm a petite plus size woman, so patterns are sized weirdly...they think we have elephant necks and ape arms.
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    Me too, one of the reasons I wanted to learn to sew is to make clothes that fit me. I have hunched shoulder, sway back, small waist but big butt and legs. lol

    Quote Originally Posted by purplefiend View Post
    I just might have to take some of the fitting patterns classes. I like making my own clothes, but haven't made any in years; due to fitting problems. I have narrow sloping shoulders & large bust. I'm a petite plus size woman, so patterns are sized weirdly...they think we have elephant necks and ape arms.
    Sharon
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    If you have a ready made shirt/top that you like the style/fit, copy it! Turn the shirt inside out. Take some butcher or tissue paper and make a pattern from the ready-to-wear top. Add you seam allowances to the finished size and you are on your way. If I could find the cotton pique, I have a style top I'm ready to make about 100 of!

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    I wish I had one that fit. They always gape at the neck, droop above the chest, etc. I need to learn how to put darts in the right place. I made a cotton sloper but that is for a fitted woven pattern and won't work for a T-Shirt.

    Quote Originally Posted by NJ Quilter View Post
    If you have a ready made shirt/top that you like the style/fit, copy it! Turn the shirt inside out. Take some butcher or tissue paper and make a pattern from the ready-to-wear top. Add you seam allowances to the finished size and you are on your way. If I could find the cotton pique, I have a style top I'm ready to make about 100 of!
    :-)
    CAS

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAS49OR View Post
    I wish I had one that fit. They always gape at the neck, droop above the chest, etc. I need to learn how to put darts in the right place. I made a cotton sloper but that is for a fitted woven pattern and won't work for a T-Shirt.
    Gapping at the neck is because your back is wider than the front. I have the same problem. I just put a little tuck in the center front neck edge of the PATTERN, and they fit fine. Just make a 1/3 to 1/2 inch tuck in the pattern, and let it sit a little bumpy looking in the center, and pin it down, and cut.
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    I have a hunched back so the neckline of the shirt sticks away from my neck.

    Quote Originally Posted by madamekelly View Post
    Gapping at the neck is because your back is wider than the front. I have the same problem. I just put a little tuck in the center front neck edge of the PATTERN, and they fit fine. Just make a 1/3 to 1/2 inch tuck in the pattern, and let it sit a little bumpy looking in the center, and pin it down, and cut.
    :-)
    CAS

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