April 14, 2016

Concord T-Shirt tester roundup

As you all know by now, Cashmerette Patterns are designed for curves, but that’s hardly one “body type” – there are tons of different ways to be curvy. That’s just one of the reasons why pattern testing is so important – and why I don’t only do pattern fitting on myself.

I also love seeing patterns (my own and others!) on a wide variety of body shapes, so with the launch of the Concord T-Shirt I thought I’d share some of the t-shirts made by my fantastic testers! (These are just a few of my testers who already took blog photos, but expect to see more coming up in the blogosphere…).

Let’s start with Andie over at Sew Pretty In Pink, who was a prolific Concord T-Shirt maker! It’s surely the best compliment to a pattern designer when your testers already have a wardrobe of them before it’s even launched. Andie’s a big fan of the scoop neck and the tunic length, and she even made one for her Mum.

Cashmerette Concord T-Shirt

Next up, Gillian at Crafting A Rainbow! Gillian has also whipped up multiples, and got some particularly snazzy pics of herself out and about. She’ll also be sharing an awesome Concord T-Shirt hack soon…

Cashmerette Concord T-Shirt

Cashmerette Concord T-Shirt

Steffi at 81gradnord made three Concord T-Shirts, but my favourite is surely the hacked bow-back version she did – so lovely! She’s going to be writing a tutorial (in English) soon, and when it’s up I’ll let you know.

Cashmerette Concord T-Shirt

Cashmerette Concord T-Shirt

Cashmerette Concord T-Shirt

Carolyn of Diary of a Sewing Fanatic went for a classic white tee – and has worn it all winter!

Cashmerette Concord T-Shir


Next up, we have the lovely Tanya Maile of Mrs Hughes and wait for it… she’s not in a vintage dress! What can I say, I’m proud to have convinced Tanya to try separates… and they look so good. I love Tanya’s classic Breton take on the Concord T-Shirt.

Cashmerette Concord T-Shirt

Next up, we have the fabulous Elaine of GrandmaElaine, rocking this awesome animal print-inspired Concord. She also did a fabulous job with the V-neckline.

Cashmerette Concord T-Shirt

Finally, the fabulous Meg at Cookin’ and Craftin’, proving that BRIGHT ORANGE is in fact a total neutral colour that goes with everything. Top marks!

Cashmerette Concord T-Shirt

I hope you found this round up inspiring!

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10 thoughts on “Concord T-Shirt tester roundup

  1. Andie W. says:

    Oh my goodness, that bow back!!! I can’t wait for that tutorial. <3 <3 Everyone's Concord t-shirts look amazing! Love it!

  2. Nakisha says:

    Fantastic! Really great versions!

  3. Marike Smit says:

    The more Concord T-shirts I see, the more I am convinced that I need this pattern!

  4. knitmo says:

    Absolutely every one of these is fantastic! I cannot wait to get a couple major work deadlines off my plate and so I can dive in and start sewing. It’s printed, pieced together and waiting to be cut out.

    My wardrobe is in desperate need of shirts, so the release of the Concord was a blessing.

  5. Tanya Maile says:

    These are all so wonderful!! Definitely a TNT pattern!

  6. Cherie says:

    Love the T shirt. BTW, your “yes I’d love to subscribe” box won’t go away, and covers your content. 🙁

    1. Hi Cherie! There’s an “x” at the top right corner of the box – are you seeing that?

  7. That bow with the stripes! I’m also curious to know tips on hemming without a coverstitch. I’d love to be able to make.my own basic tees!

  8. Robin says:

    congratulations Jenny – it looks like you have produced a real winner. It looks so good on everyone.

  9. So many great hacks Jen!! 🙂
    All of your testers are so creative!! <3

Let me know what you think!