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Pattern favourites: t-shirts

Summer is here and with the warm weather we wanted to share with you one of the must-sew garments this year, the classic t-shirt. T-shirts are great for pairing with trousers or shorts for balmy days and trips to the beach. They are a quick and satisfying sewing project, plus most need little fabric so they are a great scrap busting garment too!

We have rounded up some of our favourites t-shirts and we hope you like them too. Only one problem left… with so many options, which is first on your making table?

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Pattern: Simplicity S9202

First up is this family set of t-shirts shorts and trousers for everyone! Use a moderate stretch knit for the t-shirt such as waffle knits. This would make a great pattern to use for all the family on a holiday this year.

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Pattern: McCall’s M8112

This pull on t-shirt with neckband and sleeve variations is designed for stretch knits. Options include a flat sleeve construction with cropped or standard length bodice or long sleeve with cuffs. We love the sparkle of the sample this model is wearing, t-shirts can also be party wear in a fabric like this!

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Pattern: McCall’s M7331

This pattern comes with lots of options including cardigan, t-shirt, pencil skirt and leggings. If you watched The Great British Sewing Bee earlier this year then you might remember in episode four that there was a Breton top t-shirt challenge, which this pattern would be perfect for. This is your wardrobe staple classic tee.

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Pattern: McCall’s M6973

Our menswear option is the McCall’s M6973 and the pattern comes with henley-style t-shirt with button up top and patch pocket along with tank top and shorts options. This t-shirt is close fitting with neck and armhole binding.

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Pattern: Butterick B7098

With a scooped neck and mid-length sleeves, this t-shirt has a relaxed fit. There is also a fabric contrast vest and casual cardigan option to match.

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Pattern: Butterick B6990

This raglan sleeves t-shirt is ideal for planning ahead for Autumn with long sleeve, polo neck, high collar and cowl neckline options. This pattern could easily see you through to Winter with a couple of extra cosy options.

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Pattern: New Look 6556

This t-shirt is the perfect everyday summer t-shirt with flare. Featuring high-low option or gathers and cap, 3/4 or short sleeves, the options are endless! Designed for stretch knits only, why not try swapping the orientation of the stripes of your jersey fabric to give a bold and unique design.

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Pattern: Burda Style 6428

Finally, if you are looking for something a bit more fancy, why not try this Burda Style t-shirt pattern which is fitted, with a wide slightly V-shaped neckline to show off your shoulders. View A features a long raglan sleeves option. The short sleeves of view B disappear beneath the charming neckline flounce, the edges of which are left unneatened.

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