Meet the Concord, your new favorite tee! Fully customizable, this knit T-Shirt is a classic wardrobe staple that's designed for curves. Choose from three hem lengths (cropped, mid-length or long curved), three necklines (high, V-neck, or scoop), three sleeve lengths (short, medium, or long), two sleeve finishes (cuffed or hemmed), and optional sleeve tabs. Whether you layer them over jeans on Friday night, or pair them with floral skirts at the office, you’ll want a closet of Concords!
SEWING LEVEL: Beginner.
SIZING: 12 to 28, in three cup sizes (C/D, E/F, G/H). See Sizing Guide.
RECOMMENDED FABRIC: Light to midweight knit fabric such as rayon, cotton/lycra or poly/lycra jersey, with at least 20% crosswise stretch.
NOTIONS: Ballpoint or stretch needle, thread, 8 inches (20 cm) of clear 1/4 inch (6mm) elastic (optional), two ⅝" / 1.5cm buttons (View C).
Use the dropdown menu above to order either a Printed Pattern, which will be mailed to your address, or a PDF Pattern, which can be downloaded.
PDF PATTERN INFORMATION:
The PDF comes in three files (one for each bust size), so you only need to print your size. You'll receive files to print at home or at a copy shop. Files are delivered as a .zip file which can be downloaded on a computer, but not on a mobile device. For more on PDFs, see the FAQs.
Instructions: 13 pages (3.5 MB)
Pattern pieces (for each cup size): 31 pages (1.8 MB each)
Copy shop (A0 or US 36" x 48" size): 2 pages for A0, 2 pages for US (1.5 MB each)
- Concord Tunic Hack
- Concord Dress Hack
- How to Narrow Shoulders and Alter Neckline
- Genius T-Shirt Pattern Hacks
- Grading Between Sizes - Top or Dress with No Dart
I chose the Concord as my very first garment sewing project. I went with 3/4 sleeves, a rounded neckline, and a curved hem. Once I got my measurements down it was so easy to put together and made me feel skilled from the beginning! I wear it whenever I can and plan to make more soon as it really is my favorite shift these days.
The pattern is easy to follow and was a great first project. Now off to make a dress and more shirts!
Or how I got my sewing mojo back! I stopped sewing clothes years ago in lieu of making quilts. I have spent this year trying to get patterns to fit me, forgetting years ago I could open a pattern, add 2 inches and I was good to go. Probably why I stopped making my my own clothes was the bigger I got the more adjusts I needed to make. Reading up on plus size patterns I saw Cashmerette was constantly brought up and the Concord was THE t-shirt pattern. My first go was not bad but needed to adjustments. Jenny’s explainations of pattern grading was easy and made sense. I graded out 2 sizes from the bust, did a sloping shoulder adjustment and narrowed the neckline an inch (did I mention I am a triangle shape with very skinny shoulders?). I have now made 3, out of cotton and a bamboo knit. I LOVE them, feel great great wearing them and my mojo is BACK!! THANK YOU!!
I gained weight and was depressed until I made this shirt. Perfect fit instantly. It was so easy to customize into a tunic. I need more!
I can't say how much I love this pattern! It fits perfectly, and looks great. Love the sleeve and neckline options too. I'll make many more Concords I'm sure.
Best t-shirt pattern ever!
So easy to sew, and how pretty I look in every Concord i make 😊
It's very easy to modify the pattern, and it works great with different types of knit fabric.