Added Dec 12, 2011
Auckland, New Ze...
This is a tee-shirt made from a burnt orange cotton from Pixelink’s free 1 piece kimono tee pattern. I have made a kimono-ish top before from a vintage pattern and was keen to try this one as it was one piece thus without a shoulder seam. It meant that the initial piece of fabric I wanted to use was no where near big enough – so by making it as one piece it seems that you require much more fabric lengthwise.
I adjusted the sizing to make a tee which was more skimming than very loose and I also did not do the drawstring at the bottom. I made a across grain strip of the same fabric to make the neck binding.
This is a very simple pattern and easy to make. The neck binding was the most time consuming part. Overall it was a good experiment to try. I don’t know that I would use this pattern too often though as it takes much more fabric than other patterns I have.
cotton knit with moderate stretch
Enter to win weekly drawings and a fabulous grand prize!
The lines of Greek architecture inspire this neutral and pastel collection.
Meg's Magazine Mash Up!
Check out Meg's variation of our Drawstring Gym Shorts, and see how she made them high-fashion!
Meet this seamstress, mom, jeans lover, and the instructor of our digital pattern drafting course!
Pattern of the Week
This timeless style ties at the back and looks stunning at formal events
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.