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
This was my first attempt at making a piece of clothing for myself so I was a bit nervous. The pattern was easy to cut out and the instructions to cut my fabric were also clear. I had trouble with the neck band but that was my inexperience and not the pattern! It's a bit wonky in places (due to my lack of skills) but I will be making many more of these. A wonderful comfortable and beatifully fitting pattern.
Finally I can start trying to make clothes that will fit my bust! Thank you
This is a great pattern! Only alteration I made is my standard full bicep adjustment. Great fit, easy to follow instructions.
Working on Concord t-shirt number 4 now. Fits like a charm. No pattern changes necessary. Yay!
Wow, this pattern is drafted so well. I was able to get the neck band in perfectly in the first try ( on other patterns I’ve had to fiddle and rip). I’m so happy with the quality of the finished garment, even without using a serger, that it will be my tried and true tee pattern.
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!