This small striped square neck T-shirt is based on a RTW T-shirt. Husband and I were having a lunch last year at the Dagvisser in Scheveningen and the waitresses all wore great looking striped T-shirts with a square neck. I saw myself in such a T-shirt too and made a draft of this T-shirt when we came home. I thought during the Winter how to draft a pattern for this T-shirt.
The first steps
I first did a search on the internet to find a pattern. The Vanessa Wanted Top was the only that popped up but missed the set-in shoulder yokes. The eureka moment came while making the Orageuse Paris Top for our youngest daughter. This Top has a horizontal neckline combines with triangle shaped yokes. I drafted a T-shirt pattern on scale and started with my design.
The scale drafted pattern
I drafted a horizontal line for the neckline on front- and back pattern and lined up the front and back shoulder seams of front and back. I then started with the shoulder yokes by drafting a line from the new front neckline to the new back neckline. The small shaped shoulder yokes were now finished too.
Making a definitive pattern and toile
I first made a pattern in my size using my TNT self drafted T-shirt pattern. The shoulder yokes are cut double for a neat finish. This striped jersey also came from Holland Stoffenhuis and was found in the remnant bin. After cutting and stitching it was time to fit the toile. It fits perfect and looks very well. Perhaps I find some points that need to be improved after wearing the T-shirt a few times.
Time and Costs
Time: pattern developing and drafting 4 hours; cutting, stitching and finishing 5 hours
Costs: pattern paper € 0,50; fabric € 5,00; yarn € 2,00
Small striped square neck T-shirt version 2.0
This T-shirt is a cute variation of the well known Breton top. The drafting of the pattern looked complicated at first glance but was after all pretty easy. A next version will be made of a more broader stripe.
Youngest daughter and I went to the Stoffencircus on Whit Monday. I found a green version of the Megan Blue fabrics striped fabric. This fabric is pre-washed and will turn into a new T-shirt for my husband.