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 fitted tee-shirt pattern is a winner! This pattern easy and quick to make and I feel great wearing it! Although I'm a beginner on sewing knits, I followed Jenny's excellent instructions and managed a perfect vee-neck. Depending on the fabric, I can see this working as an elegant work top or fun tee-shirt for the beach or a barbecue.
Easy to construct, lots of length/sleeve variations. That being said, I was surprised that the fit was so tight on this pattern -- check your measurements against the pattern pieces, not just against the size grid. Also, if you are an apple shape, you may find that you want to regrade the side seems to avoid the hourglass dip.
I recently got the printed version of this pattern and just finished the first make with it. I like the versatility of the pattern.
But I also goofed in cutting a V-neck front when I originally wanted a scoop neck. Ah well user error.
Again the instructions are very clear and easy. (the only thing I saw while working with the v-neck was
when making the point of the "V", do you point the raw edges inward or outward...the instructions didn't say.
Incidentally it was outward)
I admit I don't particularly like making muslins...I have a tendency to just jump right in knowing the first make
is probably going to need adjustment. The one I chose seems right for my measurements, although it fits snug.
I personally am not a big fan of tight-fitting T-shirts. So next time I'll know to grade up a bit so it's looser around
the waist and hips. On the upside, NO FBA! YEAH!
I did find while tracing out my size that trying to follow the lines for your particular size particularly around the neck
and shoulders can be a bit of a hot mess. Highlighting the line you want to follow works.
All in all, great pattern.
I have just made this shirt up n was amazed first up, how easy the instructions were to follow.
A lot of patterns you feel like they are written in another language! So difficult to interpret how it is to go.
2nd point I would like to make is the shirt fits like a glove n most of all allows you to function without some part pulling or buttons gaping at front.
Absolutely delighted with this pattern.
So lovely to have a t shirt that fits me, rather than being a shapeless garment - I found the crew neck a little high for my tastes and the scoop a little low, but it was very easy to amend to my own personal preference. Instructions were clear and made for a very easy sew.