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)
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.
Excellent pattern. I just have to learn to petite it properly. The version I made was too long on me and made me look dumpy. I cut off the curved part at the bottom and just hemmed it straight and then it looked and fit great. Good basic pattern that I'll make again and again.
I made the Concord shirt, along with some Belmont leggings, as my first me-made outfit. I had never sewn garments or with a pattern before. The Concord pattern has so many different options for sleeve length, neckbands, and hem length, that this may be the only t-shirt pattern I ever need! I chose to go with short sleeves, the scoop neck, and the curved hem length. For a beginner, it was imperative that I trace which pattern lines I wanted to follow, because with so many options, it would have been easy to get confused. I really struggled attaching the neckband, but I really believe that can be chalked up to me being a beginner. I was able to hide a bit of my mistake at the back of the neckband, and I don't think it's really noticeable to anyone except me.
Overall the instructions were clear and easy to follow, and I'm already excited about what other versions of this shirt I can make!
This was my first shirt pattern. The booklet instructions are very detailed and are easy to follow. The only part I had trouble understanding was the neckband, but I looked up how to put the neckband in on YouTube. After that I finished the shirt in an hour.
I like this pattern because if gives you multiple modifications. You get, like, eleven shirt pattern out of this. I like that it gives two bust options.
Overall a great, simple shirt pattern for a person on any skill level.