The Wardrobe Builder Tee: Wardrobe By Me

I’ve written about Wardrobe by Me before (the Mirri Wrap top, here), but I don’t think I adequately conveyed just how much of a fangirl I am for Christina’s work. I own every single pattern she has released, I’ve tested at least half of them, and sewn up all but a few of them at least once. She’s adding another fantastic pattern to her collection, and I admit I am smitten- here it is!

Everyone deserves to have at least one perfectly fitting t-shirt… I now have 9, with more coming soon. This pattern provides 150 possible t-shirt variations with 5 necklines, 5 sleeves, 3 hems, and optional ruching. You can customize on your own by layering sleeves, adding sleeve bands and/or a hem band.

Necklines Sleeves Ruching Hem
Boat Sleeveless Yes Hip
Crew Cap No Hip + 4”
Scoop Short  Curved
V-neck Elbow
Deep scoop Long

Details:

  • Pattern includes layers so you print only the size(s) you need
  • Sizes are nested for easy blending where needed
  • Notches provided to ensure your curves match up front to back, especially helpful with the ruching
  • I can’t really describe just how flattering the ruching is- it’s not just added length to the pattern that is then gathered- the extra fabric is on a curve so it still hugs you beautifully without adding bulk.
  • Sizes from US 2-16; EU 32-46
  • Measurements for neckband and armscye bands provided on the pattern piece so you’ll never lose it
  • Quick sew- each t-shirt takes me less than an hour from start to finish
  • This truly is a slim-fit tee, ideal for layering, that also looks great on its own.
Here are my favs:
Regular scoop, 3/4 sleeves. Stained glass lace is from Smoogie; Skulls from LDG Showroom

Sleeveless V-neck, curved hem left unfinished. This is a mystery lightweight rayon/ spandex blend from Michael Levine’s Loft; scales for bands from Peekboo. There’s a little bit of puckering because the scales are a stable 4-way cotton lycra and the solid is much more lightweight- always be careful when mixing your fabrics!

Crew neck, cap sleeves. Panel from Smoogie (this is the larger of the 2 sizes available); stripes (ponte de roma) from Michael Levine’s Loft

Ruched boatneck with 3/4 sleeves (my FAVORITE!) stars from LDG Showroom; crew with short sleeves in a shimmery ponte from Michael Levine’s

I have 3 others made that I didn’t get great pictures of, and a bunch more planned in basic solids for everyday wear. If you are looking to rebuild your wardrobe from the ground up, I would call this pattern an essential.

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