Sew a basic long- or short-sleeved teeshirt with banded neck and asymmetric seaming, or choose to add on thumb cuffs to the sleeves (without any hand sewing!), a hood with a special opening for your ponytail, or a zippered back pocket - perfect for cycling and hiking. Choose to add just one, or even all three features onto your teeshirt! Geometric seaming on the front and back makes this top perfect for colourblocking. This pattern contains the basic teeshirt pattern as originally printed in Love Sewing magazine plus the digital Add-On Pack.
Beginner sewing skills are required for the basic pattern, ponytail hood, and thumb cuffs - some experience with sewing knits is expected. Intermediate sewing skills are required for the invisible zipper pocket.
1cm (3/8in) seam allowances and 2cm (3/4in) hem and sleeve hem allowances are included throughout. Fully illustrated instructions will help you through the construction every step of the way. Instructions for removing the ponytail window from the hood are also included.
This pattern is designed and tested to print onto both A4 and US Letter paper, and uses 35 pages for the basic tee, and a few additional pages for each of the optional extras. An A0 compatible "Print at Copy Shop" version is also included.
Note that the thumb cuffs here are interchangeable with the hand mitts from the Surf to Summit Top (Ladies) pattern, so you can swap them however you like.
I am a long-distance runner and also a sewist - I've long been disappointed by the quality and fit of exercise clothing available on the market, so I've been sewing my own for the past few years - even running five full marathons in my own-sewn gear! All my digital sewing patterns have been road-tested by myself and a team of fellow fit sewists.
My patterns are for personal use only. No commercial use of the products made from this pattern or derivations thereof is allowed. So feel free to make them for yourself, friends, family, etc, but you can't sell products made from my patterns.
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