Today’s pattern is a quick and easy way for you to make a basic tee with a little bit of a pleat-sing designer flair! The Victoria Tee is perfect for a fun summer look, whether you’re hitting the boardwalk or a festival. And with countless prints to choose from on moodfabrics.com and over 60 pleated chiffons, satins, and velvets, the possibilities for your own version are absolutely endless!
Fabrics & materials used:
- 2 yards Emerald Accordion Pleated Chiffon
- 1 yard Mood Exclusive Passing of Adonis Ivory Stretch Polyester Crepe
- Black Sticky Draping Tape
MDF067 – The Victoria Tee Sewing Pattern (free download below!)
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.
First, close all of your pleats and use your draping tape to keep your chiffon in place while you trace and cut your back pattern piece.
Cut the remainder of your pattern pieces from your crepe and attach the sleeves to the front of your shirt. I used French seams here, so below your can see the front shoulder seam with the wrong sides of the fabric together.
Below, you can see the faces of the fabric folded together and sewn to create the French seam. Repeat with the back shoulder seams, attaching the sleeves to the pleated chiffon. I recommend using draping tape along the edge you’ll be sewing to keep your pleats in place.
Sew your neckline together at the shoulders, like you see below, and repeat with the neckline facing so you have two full circles.
Attach one layer of your neckline around the top of your shirt front, sleeves, and back. Again, use draping tape along the top edge of your chiffon to keep your pleats aligned.
Attach your neckline facing along the top of your shirt, fold inside your shirt and edge-stitch along the top. Fold the raw edges of the facing inward and edge-stitch along the bottom to keep in place.
Add your sleeves to the armholes and finish the bottoms with a small rolled hem. Roll the bottom hem of your shirt front and then attach the sides to the pleated chiffon.
Finish up the bottom of your chiffon by zig-zag stitching along the bottom edge.