An indispensable starting point for everyday dressing, Basic Tees is a pattern you will find yourself using again and again.
The classic long or short-sleeved tshirt is a wardrobe staple that you can’t do without. The easy style of Basic Tees allows you to express your creativity and create one-of-a-kind tshirts that suit every occasion.
Featuring a straight style for boys and more fitted body with gathered sleeves for girls, as well as options to include short-sleeve overlays and contrast hems, Basic Tees is the ideal foundation for thousands of outfits!Basic Tees is another Make It Perfect pattern designed for use with knit/stretch fabric. If you are a newbie to sewing with knits, I highly recommend a simple tshirt pattern as your starting point. They are quick and easy to make and something that your kids are bound to get a lot of wear out of.
The pattern comes with lots of tips and tricks for sewing with knits, but my number one tip is to use the best quality fabric that you can afford. All of my failed attempts at sewing with knits have happened when I have been using cheaper quality knits. Good quality is much easier to sew, washes and wears better and gives a much nicer finished result. These tops were sewn using gorgeous knits from Crafty Mamas - the solids are all Stella and the stripes are Hilco Campans. Crafty Mamas now offers free postage within Australia and great International postage rates - gotta love that!
There is heaps you can do with the Basic Tees pattern...instructions are given to create a plain tee or tee with short-sleeve overlay and contrasting hem and neckline as shown above but, of course, these are just starting point suggestions - you can mix and match fabrics and decorate with applique, freezer paper stencil, buttons, ribbons, iron on transfers, etc. and easily come up with a whole cupboard full of tees to suit your style!
Once you sew one, you'll be itching to make more (trust me, I'm up to my 10th tee this week!) my kids wear long and short sleeved tees every single day so I know I'll be sewing lots more in the future!
Big thanks to my beautiful photographer, Chelsea (check out her work - she is amazing!) and the GORGEOUS models she rounded up for me. They are the cutest kids ever - chooks, books, rain, cute kids...what more could I ask for?
Take a look at my new website for more information on Basic Tees. As always, copies of the pattern will be avaliable soon in retail stores - or you can always ask your favourite store to order a copy in for you.
GIVEAWAYI'd love to give one lucky winner a copy of Basic Tees - leave a comment on this post to be in the draw!
(Please make sure you leave an email address with your comment. Giveaway will close Wednesday 17th August and winner will be drawn at random).