Hi sew friends! Today I’m trying out a new content format for my weekly video. I’m sharing some things that I’ve made. For the past few weeks, I’ve been sharing tips and tutorials that will help you sew a knit t-shirt and today I’m going to share FOUR different t-shirts that I’ve sewn.
In the video you’ll get to see how the t-shirts look on my body and I give a few thoughts on each pattern. I’m keeping my reviews pretty brief because I honestly loved and would recommend all of these patterns. Keep in mind, every pattern is going to fit each person differently because we all have such different proportions. For reference, my measurements are approximately: upper bust: 35.5”, bust: 38.5”, waist: 28.5” and hips 39.5”. I'm also 5’11" with a long torso and square shoulders.
Also it should be noted that I used completely different fabrics for each shirt so it’s not a true one-to-one comparison. A different fabric will result in pretty different fits. So, this is just for fun, not a true 1-1 comparison.
Seamly Basic Tee
The Seamly Basic Tee has a scoop neck that narrows a little bit at the center front and a cute pocket with a point at the bottom. I made it in a very stretchy black knit fabric. I made a size Large. The only change was that I did need to recut the neck band to make it longer. This pattern is available exclusively from Indie Sew and can be purchased either on its own or as part of this collection. I bought the collection and love the wrapped cardigan.
The Stellan Tee is a free pattern from French Navy. It’s most similar to the Jane Tee except that it has a slightly wider neckline and a really cool curved hem. It also has instructions for sewing a back reinforcement (which I skipped). I made a size Medium and if I make it again, I’ll add a little length to the body.
The Lark Tee by Grainline Studio is a great basic with lots of options. I made the scoop neck with short sleeves in a size 12 at the bust and shoulders and graded down to a size 10 at the waist and hips.
I hope that you enjoyed today’s video and mini pattern comparison. I have four more t-shirt patterns on my list to try out so if you haven’t started following my YouTube channel yet, you can check it out and subscribe right here.