This month’s Cashmerette Club pattern is the Carlyle T-Shirt, an curve-friendly tee with a square neckline and puffy sleeves. We know how helpful it can be to see a new pattern on different bodies, so we recruited 7 collaborators to sew up their own version of the Carlyle and show them off for you. Let’s get the celebration going!
The Carlyle is an elevated t-shirt with a beautifully mitered square neckband and puffy or straight sleeves, and the fit you know and love in our popular Concord T-Shirt. This pattern comes in sizes 0-32 and cup sizes C-H and is available to Cashmerette Club members only. (Not a member yet? Join today!) And best of all, it pairs with our popular versatile Concord for over 80 different t-shirt combinations!
We asked 7 awesome makers from the sewing community to sew up their take on the Carlyle T-Shirt. (Each collaborator was gifted a free membership to the Cashmerette Club for their participation.) Three of the makers chose to make two Carlyles, which we think speaks to the fun and versatility of this pattern.
Alright, let’s see those Carlyle T-Shirts!
Kamali sewed up two different Carlyle T-Shirts, one with a square neck and regular short sleeves and the other with the puffy sleeves and a scoop neck. She made both in a size 16 E/F graded to an 18 in the waist and used different double brushed poly prints for both. Her measurements are 41″ high bust, 44″ full bust, 39″ waist, and 51″ hip.
Here’s what Kamali shared with us about her Carlyles:
“I really enjoyed sewing up this top. The instructions for this pattern were detailed and easy to understand. This made the experience a smooth sailing process. I have a perfectly fitting top! This pattern’s many options makes this an easy decision to add on to your wardrobe.”
See more of Kamali’s makes over on Instagram at @kamali.obiagu.
Ilah used both the puff sleeve and square neckline for her Carlyle, which she made out of a gorgeous red rib knit. (Red seems to be a popular color among our makers, as you’ll soon see!) She made a size 8 C/D and her measurements are 35″ high bust, 36″ full bust, 30″ waist, and 40″ hip.
Here’s what Ilah shared about her Carlyle:
“I was surprised to know I was able to make a square neckline with mitered corners. I always steered away from those, but the instructions were clear and I was able to do it. I love the new pattern, I think its a great addition to the Concord.”
See more of Ilah’s makes on Instagram at @cocomayboutique.
Flavia made her Carlyle in a medium-weight rust-colored cotton jersey that gives the puffy sleeves great volume. She made a size 16 E/F and her measurements are 41″ high bust, 45″ full bust, 37″ waist, and 50″ hip.
Here’s what Flavia had to say about her Carlyle:
“I didn’t realise I had never sewn a square neck before! It was a good experience. I ended up hand basting the corners in order to get the shaping right. The Carlyle is very comfortable to wear and will be a great transeasonal garment. It was also a very quick make once I got the square neck right.”
You can follow Flavia on Instagram at @flav_made_this.
Jenny also made two versions of the Carlyle, one in a red stretch velour (which looks absolutely dreamy against that snow backdrop) and the other in a not-quite-suitable-for-work-but-very-fun print with a matching skirt. She made a size 22 E/F graded to a 28 in the waist, and her measurements are 45″ high bust, 51″ full bust, 48″ waist, and 62″ hip.
Jenny shared this about her Carlyle:
“I love a cute cropped top and the clean look of the square neck binding is a striking detail that makes all the difference. The pattern was a joy, great instructions made the square neck binding a breeze. As always, my fit is spot on when I use the Cashmerette size calculator.”
See what Jenny’s sewing up over on Instagram at @johassler.
Sharon joined the double Carlyle club with her two versions: an animal print ITY and a white and black single brushed knit. She made a size 10 G/H, grading to a 12 in the waist and back to a 10 in the hips. For her white Carlyle, she also lowered the bust line by 1/2″. Her measurements are 34″ high bust, 40.5″ full bust, 33″ waist, and 40″ hip.
Here’s what Sharon shared about her Carlyle:
“I wonder how long it will be before everyone notices I’m wearing the same style top over and over and over 🙂 I really enjoyed sewing this variation. The combination of the square neckline (so trending right now!) and the big sleeves (I adore big sleeves!) made this the perfect pattern for me to sew. It was drafted so beautifully and the instructions for the square neckline result in a perfect one every time.”
You can follow Sharon over on Instagram at @TheSharonSews.
We’re getting into fun hack territory! For her Carlyle, Marcia added a decorative ruffle, a hem band, and ties at the sleeve hems for the ultimate trendy tee. She made a size 12 C/D and her measurements are 37″ high bust, 39″ full bust, 34″ waist, and 46″ hip.
Here’s what Marcia told us about her Carlyle:
“Love the design! It’s such a cute top. It was a pretty easy sewing project to bring together and I know this will be a versatile piece in my wardrobe.”
See more of Marcia’s incredible handmade looks on Instagram at @keechiibstyle.
Last but most certainly not least is Caroline! Caroline turned her Carlyle T-Shirt into a Carlyle Dress, which she made in a striped bamboo cotton jersey. She used the square neckline and opted for the Concord’s straight short sleeves. Caroline made a size 16 E/F and her measurements are 41″ high bust, 45″ full bust, 38″ waist, and 44″ hip.
Caroline shared this with us about her Carlyle:
“It is such a fast and easy pattern to sew. The instructions for the square neck options are great. I am a fan of the illustrations, always precise.”
See what Caroline is up to over on Instagram at @caroline.jg.
We can’t to see what YOU do with the new Carlyle T-Shirt! Be sure to tag your makes with #CarlyleTShirt and #CashmeretteClub so that we can applaud your new tees!
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(If you’re joining after March 2022, you’ll need to sign up for the All Access tier to get the Carlyle T-Shirt.)