Meet the Concord, your new favorite tee! Fully customizable, this knit t-shirt is a classic wardrobe staple that's designed for curves with cup sizes from C – H and thoughtful proportions. Forget about t-shirts that are too tight at the bust, baggy and hanging off your shoulders, or bunching into your armpits: the Concord is designed for a body just like yours.
Create your own custom design 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!
This Cashmerette pattern includes:
- Cup sizes from C to H
- A sizing calculator which will tell you exactly which size to make
- A beautifully illustrated and detailed instruction booklet, to guide you no matter your sewing level
- A full photo sewalong on our blog with tips and techniques that go beyond the instruction booklet
0-16 in three cup sizes (C/D, E/F, G/H). Includes 33-46” bust and 35-46” hip. Find your size in seconds using our size calculator.
This pattern is also available in sizes 12 – 32 (sold separately).
Light to midweight knit fabric such as rayon, cotton/lycra or poly/lycra jersey, with at least 20% crosswise stretch.
Ballpoint or stretch needle, thread, 8 inches (20 cm) of clear 1/4 inch (6mm) elastic (optional), two ⅝" / 1.5cm buttons (View C).
Carrie (red) is wearing a size 8 C/D. Her measurements are high bust 34", full bust 37", waist 29", hip 39", and she is 5' 4”.
Faith (orange, blue, and white stripes) is wearing a size 8 C/D graded to a 12 waist and 14 hip. Her measurements are high bust 34", full bust 37", waist 32", hip 44", and she is 5' 5”.
Suzi (black and white stripes) is wearing a size 6 E/F. Her measurements are high bust 33", full bust 37", waist 28", hip 38", and she is 5' 6”.
- Concord Tunic Hack
- Concord Dress Hack
- How to Narrow Shoulders and Alter Neckline
- Grading Between Sizes - Top or Dress with No Dart
- Add Bishop Sleeves to the Concord T-Shirt
Fabric Requirements & Measurements
I’ve been struggling to find a tee shirt pattern that I like for quite a long time, and after a few adjustments (the armscye being too long for me) here it is! I prefer tees without spandex and thus too much stretch, so I made it one size up and one cup size up. Nirvana! I’ve made two short-sleeves, scoop neck tees and am now finishing a dress I’ve cobbled up from the top. Fantastic!
I have now made this T shirt 5 times so far, grading from a size 20 bust to 18 hips, and am so pleased with the pattern. It is easy to follow, fits me perfectly, and I will be making more!
I heard that it’s rather fitted through the mid section so since I have ‘ripples’ between my under bust & waist I didn’t use this pattern.
This pattern is great, just like all the other cashmerette patterns! I chose my size using cashmerette’s online size calculator and it fit perfectly! Many thanks to Jenny and the team for the extended 0-16 size range :D
The Cashmerette calculator called for me to wear a E/F cup. This would be fine for a higher stretch fabric. But, for a cotton spandex, it was snug. I recut the bust with the G/H cup as it added 7/8 inch ease. This worked for me. I agree with another reviewer in saying pattern runs small. Making the bust adjustment helped me overcome that problem.