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The easiest shirt ever

Added Sep 5, 2010

by ichigogirl

Stockholm, Sweden






This was a bit of an experiment. But I like the result, as simple as it is.

After making 5 pieces of clothing from my new aquisition “drape drape 2” (that I love),out of which 2 were easy, one was reasonable, one was a bit of a challenge and one almost impossible to figure out the construction of, I needed something uncomplicated!

I wanted to try to make as simple as possible a pattern for a jersey shirt, to see how it would fit/hang on the body. The result is a very 1980’s, very relaxed but quite versatile t-shirt.

The pattern is basically a square, 60×60cm’s, with a 30 cm long neck opening and 20cm long sleeve openings. The neckline is lowered 2,5cm’s in the front and 1,5 cm’s in the back to make it more comfortable. And that’s it!

I’ve added a diagram of the pattern and a simple instruction on the sewing (it’s easy enough for total beginners) if anyone wants to try it out.

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    Sep 7, 2011, 08.23 PMby WhisperingPines

    This top looks so cute! I am sooo making this once I find the right fabric (and a cute belt to boot!) :)

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    Feb 2, 2011, 10.28 AMby infinite-plus-one

    Thank you for this great post (: I actually tried this out and would love to hear your opinion (:

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    Sep 19, 2010, 12.05 AMby bluedeva

    I made this earlier on today and whilst on here trying to find inspiration i found your version. Thankfully mine came out just as brilliantly as yours. such a simple design yet so effective. Good choice!x

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      Sep 20, 2010, 08.16 AMby ichigogirl

      Ah, excellent! Glad you liked it :-)! And I’d love to see it!

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    Sep 6, 2010, 11.47 AMby sandrasews

    So fab, looks like my kind of shirt, one I would pull out at every chance to wear with jeans.

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    Sep 5, 2010, 08.35 PMby jenpom

    really nice! this would also look fab in a dressy fabric and tucked into a high waisted skirt or trousers!! lovely.

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      Sep 7, 2010, 08.11 AMby ichigogirl

      Thanks! Yes, I should try that too as I’m trying to be with the Self-stitched-September-ladies at least in spirit and wear home-made clothes every day!
      I also think this kind of pattern can be changed into loads of variations really, really easily, such as a little pleat in the center back, or a few on each shoulder, or a drawstring in the waist…

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