Meet the Concord, your new favorite tee! Fully customizable and designed for curves, this knit T-Shirt is a classic wardrobe staple. 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)
The pattern is very nice and I have been working on it to make it fit me. Finally got it to fit and finished my twall. Yeah! Now to fit the sleeves.
I've made 9 concords now, front to back: Putty Cotton spandex dress, short sleeves with seam pockets (lengthened by 12" and added 12" to bottom hem, gradually from hip line), Black Bamboo Merino French Terry long sleeves, Grey/White stripe Bamboo cotton spandex with sand bamboo rayon short sleeves, Purple Bamboo Merino Jersey long sleeves, Black Upcycle of a Cotton t-shirt, Coral mid sleeve (this was my muslin), lengthened by 14" fibre unknown I use this as a nightgown, Grey/White Bamboo Cotton Spandex stripes long sleeves, Sand Bamboo rayon mid sleeves and Black bamboo rayon short sleeves. So, that's a lot of Concords. Quick to sew, just 3 pattern pieces plus bands. I've been adjusting the pattern as I go, it was really close to start with, but, a bit of narrowing at the neck, a tweak at the waist, cutting back the back armhole, adding to the front armhole, a bit of adding to the sleeve width now I'm at the optimal fit. I wear these every day, the merino ones have been great for skiing, the cotton/rayon shirts dressed up or plain. Next I'll start to create other pieces from this base (cardigans, boleros, longer dresses) and add embellishments Alabama Chanin style. All the fabrics except for the coral and the upcycle are from Water Tower Fabrics.
The Concord Tee fit is superior to any tee pattern that I have tried. It has become my knit base. In fact, as I write this, I am wearing a maxi dress hack based on the Concord Tee. Great job, Cashmerette!
I love my Concord pattern. It's easy to make, easy to hack for a million different looks, but most importantly: zero adjustments and I still get a perfect fit! No straining fabric over my (very) large bust!
I'm never buying a RTW t-shirt again.
Really enjoyed making this. I’ve only been sewing a year but it was easy to follow with a great result.