I’ll tell you a secret: I’ve actually been wearing the latest pattern on Instagram (and indeed in my blog profile picture) for months and nobody guessed! But now I can let you in on the fun, and introduce the latest Cashmerette Pattern, the Concord T-Shirt.
Sewing a T-Shirt that fits curves has been on my to-do list forever, and the joy of having a sewing pattern company is that I was able to make it a reality. There’s a reason I have so many Concords in my wardrobe – the pattern is super easy and quick to sew up, infinitely adaptable, really comfortable, and (cliched, but true) you can dress it up or down as the whim takes you.
I wanted the Concord T-Shirt to be a real workhorse of a pattern, so there are tons of variations included in the pattern:
- Three lengths: cropped, mid-length and long with an elegant curved hem
- Three sleeve lengths: short, mid, long, with cuffed or hemmed options
- Three necklines: high, a gentle V-neck and a flattering-but-just-modest-enough scoop
- And sleeve tabs so you can do fun ruched sleeves with a button fastening! My fave.
The Concord T-Shirt suits knits with at least 20% stretch – I have a stable of Breton striped versions (naturally), a rainbow of solids, and a few really awesome hacked ones, which I’ll share with you soon.
The pattern is perfect for beginners, or folks wanting to start out with knits – you’ll learn how to install a great round or V neck neckband, how to hem knits and tips on sewing with them – and you don’t need a serger, a sewing machine will do just fine.
The Concord T-Shirt comes in the usual Cashmerette Patterns sizing of 12 – 28, and cup sizes C – H, and it’s available as a lovingly printed paper pattern here, or as an instant-gratification PDF here.
Concord T-Shirt Kits
As finding high-quality jersey knits can be a real pain in the neck – and particularly the search for *perfect* width stripes – I also sourced some really awesome designer jersey and ponte for Concord T-Shirt kits. If you purchase a kit, you’ll receive a copy of the printed pattern, together with fantastic fabric that works really well for the pattern. I’ve been wearing all my kit Concords on the regular!
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I really hope you love the new pattern – it’s simple but thoughtfully designed, and hopefully could become a Tried’N’True pattern of your wardrobe. Let me know what you think – and what you’d like to see next! And of course, tag your Concord T-Shirts on social media with #ConcordTShirt so we can all revel in the glory of your amazing tops.