Can I just say how much I love this pattern? I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve made it, and at this point I can get one done from flat fabric to photo ready in under two hours.
It does what it says on the envelope: a dead-simple t-shirt, with some clever variations. Great for showing off interesting knit fabric. And no set-in sleeves to worry about, but the cut-on cap sleeves are long enough that I don’t feel self-conscious about my upper arms.
Here are just a few versions I’ve made:
I’ve got plans for (yes, another) argyle version – with contrast neck and sleeve bands, and possibly another directional stripe one in a lavender and white linen blend (if I don’t use it for something else).
And then Trudy Hanson, the mind behind the designs, made herself one with 3/4 sleeves, and posted a diagram of how to turn the cut-on cap sleeve into a dolman. So I had to do it too!
- This top fits very, very loose. The first three (swirls, space print, pink argyle) are a size 24, which I selected according to the measurement chart and my full bust measurement. For the final three, I went down to a size 20 (despite the fact that my high bust measurement would put me in a 22) and I would say 20 is about right for my preferences.
- The version with the directional stripes really, really calls for precision and pickiness. Every tiny waviness in your stitching lines will show.