I’m always looking for ways to make my wardrobe more interesting, whether it’s adding a special novelty trim to a closet essential or taking my basics up a notch with fun and interesting fabrics. With our Lavender tee free sewing pattern, we’ll show you how to give your basic everyday tee a fabulous upgrade! First, we’ll start with our classic white tee, which of course is a must have and can be worn with just about anything! Then we get a little creative with option B. This cropped version has contrasting sleeves which is great for utilizing one of Mood’s jersey solids or prints. We also feature Mood’s laser cut jersey which makes this version perfect for a day at the beach. Throw this tee over your swimsuit with a pair of shorts and you’re good to go! We’d love to hear how you upgraded your Lavender tee so let us know!
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All seam allowances are 1/2″ unless otherwise stated. See chart below for sizing specifications. Note, this specific pattern is available up to a size 30.
This is a very basic easily sewn pattern. For best results use a serger or overlock stitch for finishing seams.
Sewing this tee is as simple as attaching the front to the back, setting in the sleeves and adding the neckband. The key to working with lightweight stretch knits is taking it slow. Make sure you are not overstretching and distorting the fabric as you work.
With right sides of the fabric together, pin at sides, and shoulders and stitch the front to the back.
Fold sleeve over with right sides of the fabric together and stitch along the seam.
Set in the sleeves and finish with a rolled hem and twin needle stitch.
Now fold the neckband and stitch the center back seam. Next, fold the neckband down lengthwise and starting at the center back notch, pin and attach to the neck opening.
Finish with a twin needle stitch along the neck.
Complete the bottom edge with a rolled hem and topstitch with a twin needle finish.
Make sure everything is pressed nice and crisp, and be sure to follow the same steps for option B.
That’s it! Easy as 1-2-3! Let us know how you plan on wearing your Lavender Tee!