A few months ago I mentioned that we were working on a basic T-shirt pattern, since we’ve never done one and so many of you have asked for it. When the spring patterns came out last month, quite a few of you wondered where it was. Well, as we were working on the kids’ T-shirt we started thinking that it might be nice to have a women’s T-shirt as well. Which made us think that a men’s T-shirt might also be a good idea. And before we knew it we had a whole family of T-shirt patterns: women, men, big kids, and small kids.
So here they are: four new digital T-Shirt patterns. We named the kids’ patterns the School Bus T-Shirt, and since grown ups don’t usually ride the school bus we chose another method of mass transportation and called theirs the Men’s Metro T-Shirt and the Women’s Metro T-Shirt.
These are the basic T-shirts you reach for, day in and day out. The women’s T-shirt has a slim, flattering fit with a neckline that’s not too high and not too low. The men’s T-shirt isn’t too loose or too tight. And the men’s and women’s patterns include both short and long sleeve options.
The kids get even more options for their T-shirt pattern. In addition to classic unisex short and long sleeves, we’ve also added a more feminine short capped sleeve version that has a narrower neckband for the girls. So the kids get three views, lucky them!
If you’ve never sewn with knits before, this is a great pattern to get you started. Knits are much easier to sew than you might think, and you honestly don’t need a serger to get good results. These patterns (like all our knit patterns) explain how to sew knits using both a regular sewing machine and a serger, and we give lots of tips and tricks to help you along, from the very start to the finishing details.
And if you’re wondering about where to buy knit fabrics, which are notoriously difficult to find in many fabric stores, we have lots of good resources for you! Stay tuned for all the options. We’ve got the scoop on quite a few exciting new collections and choices for you.
Since we have T-shirt patterns for everyone, we thought it might be nice to offer a family pack of patterns. Of course you can purchase each of the T-shirt individually, but we’ve also put together a package that includes all four patterns for a special price that’s a significant savings over purchasing all the individual patterns. Call it the economy pack if you like.
I know you’re going to get a lot of use out of these patterns. I’ll be showing you all sorts of things you can do with them, much as we did for the Raglan T-Shirt pattern, as well as lots of ideas for styling your T-shirts for extra versatility. Because in addition to being really comfortable, we love T-shirts because they can be worn so many ways. That’s why they’re considered basics, right?
P.S. Many thanks to our models: our own S and our little friend N as well as our friends and studio neighbors, Brian and Payton of Flat Vernacular, who make some really fantastic wallpapers and home furnishings. We just used one of their fabulous prints for a wall in our apartment. I’ll show that to you soon.