Learn How SIMPLE
Digital Patterns Really Are!

Sign Up to Receive
The Ultimate Guide to Digital Sewing Patterns eBook + a FREE Skirt Pattern!

Basic t-shirt - Pete

Added Apr 3, 2011

by lilsenh

London, United K...






My first Burda Style project – With no knowledge of ‘serge’ or overlock machines, plus no ribbing I made this t-shirt over a determined weekend.

Used the Pete pattern which is great – it’s easy to follow and adapt.

I finished the edging with a double needle, so if like me, you are starting out, you don’t need anything but scissors, thread, needles material and to borrow a sewing machine.

I used a jersey material, cut the pattern to a size medium and removed quite a lot of the bottom edge as it was rather long.




Garment Type

5 Comments Sign in to add a post

  • Margesimpson18_large

    Mar 14, 2014, 07.58 PMby ellie-sew

    Wow! Simple, but sophisticated at the same time! I am just inspired. And I am grateful for your comments concerning size and length. Indeed the pattern seems rather wide and long. So I just decided to cut the next smaller size.

  • Dsc09595avatar_large

    Apr 4, 2011, 05.40 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    wow that is really great! looks so professional!

    1 Reply
    • P1010165_large

      Apr 5, 2011, 06.14 PMby lilsenh

      Thank you – you are too kind ;)

  • Charlie-deeshadows1_large

    Apr 4, 2011, 04.23 AMby smallone

    very nicely done!! Keep going :)

    1 Reply
    • P1010165_large

      Apr 5, 2011, 06.13 PMby lilsenh

      Thanks – I will, soon as I get a sewing machine!

  • Dodo_large

    Apr 4, 2011, 12.04 AMby lila-1

    wow great job! the collar is so neat! how did you do that without ribbing?

    1 Reply
    • P1010165_large

      Apr 4, 2011, 04.06 PMby lilsenh

      Hi! Thanks to everyone for all the kind words and encouragement.

      For the collar: I rolled it over and sewed about 1 cm from the edge using a double needle on the sewing machine.

      The front went ok but you can see where it went a bit wobbly on the back of the collar.

  • Enlarged_hilarity-copy_edited_large

    Apr 3, 2011, 08.51 PMby Testosterone

    Simply elegant!

    1 Reply
    • P1010165_large

      Apr 5, 2011, 06.13 PMby lilsenh

      Thank you!

    • This is a question
  1. Sign in to add a post

Add to Favorites 1 person added it

This project is based on