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Pete #BS-001



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44 - 46 (S), 48 - 50 (M), 52 - 56 (L) 58 - 60 (XL) See Sizing Chart
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Here’s a great basic men’s t-shirt pattern. See our instructions for the step-by-step method to finish your tee! Please note this pattern is ONLY available as a print at home option!

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Recommended Materials

Cotton knit/jersey, rib knit for cuffs and collar.

Amount of Fabrics

Jersey: 1 1/2 yards (1m 40cm)
Rib Knit: 1/2 yard (46cm)

Seam Allowance

This pattern includes seam allowance

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    Jan 13, 2017, 02.47 PMby sapien89

    Being Scottish, I thought I was getting a deal. But the instructions for this pattern are literally non-existent. For each step, you get a photo and a tiny bit of text. Here is an example of the entire text for a step: Step 1 – “Serge the shoulder seams at 5/8 inch (see related techniques).” Step 2 – “Shoulder.” Step 3 – “Sleeve Hem.” Step 4 – “Pin the sleeves to armholes; serge.” And since there are only 9, steps, we’re almost halfway through! Oh, and the pattern is hand-drawn, there is no mention of the neck-piece, so you’ll have to guess the length and width. I will never buy another Burda pattern. I ended up buying a proper pdf pattern somewhere else. Twice the price, great instructions and worth every penny.

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    May 16, 2016, 04.30 AMby RandyClament


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    Sep 18, 2015, 09.48 AMby JakubZ

    Hello, What size is the model wearing? All the best

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    Feb 27, 2015, 09.57 AMby alfredsmithh

    simple and elegant

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    Nov 4, 2014, 09.55 AMby seemane

    It’s fairly typical to find that the back shoulder seam-length to be 5-6mm longer than the front shoulder. Usually we have to ease the back onto the front. The reason it’s longer is that during pattern-drafting a small (narrow) shoulder dart is created – and instead of stitching in the dart-legs (as you would on say a bust-dart) the excess fullness of the dart-width (the 5-6mm) is instead gently eased onto the shorter front-shoulder length.

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    Oct 23, 2014, 04.54 AMby agarrisonorr

    is it me or do the sleeves given in the pattern not line up with the shirt well? Also the directions do not say anything about attaching the collar. I found this pattern very sloppy and disappointing

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    Oct 9, 2013, 10.52 AMby kdeclercq

    Hi All (who’ve made this Tee before),

    I was just laying out the pattern and thought the neckline looks rather small. I measured some of his old shirts and indeed they all seem to have wider necklines. How did your shirt come together? Have you found it to fit well? Or do you recommend adjusting?

    I thought I have a go at adjusting the pattern to widen the neckline, then found that the shoulder seams on the front and back are not the same lengths. Is this how it is supposed to be? Do you stretch the fabric while sewing the seam to make the lengths match? Or should I better adjust this on the pattern too?

    Looking forward to hearing some of your advice! Thanks,


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      Dec 9, 2013, 10.40 PMby Clocat

      I am wondering what to do about the same thing, did you solve it in the end?


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      Aug 26, 2014, 07.08 AMby FWeller

      Hi Stien,

      Not sure if you are still looking for a reply here but here we go:

      I have made this TShirt a couple of times now for my boyfriend and found that it fits very well. The neckline isnt too small and my bf finds the Tshirt very comfy. If you prefer a wider neckline I think it will be very easy to make these changes to the pattern.

      You are right, the shoulder seams dont quite match, I usually stretch the fabric a bit to match them.

      Hope this helps!

      Happy sewing!

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