You probably have noticed when you’ve visited my blog in the past. I’m a T-shirt wearing person. T-shirts are great basics. Christina Albeck is the designer of Wardrobe by Me. This Wardrobe by Me Wardrobe Builder T-shirt is her latest design.
The Wardrobe by Me Wardrobe Builder T-shirt
The Wardrobe Builder is a fitted T-shirt. This pattern comes with 5 necklines, 6 sleeve lengths and 3 body lengths so one can make 90 different T-shirts with this pattern. The pattern has 24 pages but you only print the ones you need and is designed for height 172 cm.
I was one of the lucky ones to be a tester and made the long sleeve, curved hem with O-neck. The red/black fabric was bought this Summer on a fabric market. My version is size 4 and has shoulder size 8 due to my broad shoulders.
I gave this T-shirt an asymmetrical what resulted in two hours finding the right pattern layout. The asymmetry returns in the sleeves: one red and one black.
My experience with the Wardrobe by Me Wardrobe Builder T-shirt
This Wardrobe Builder T-shirt isn’t my first experience with a Wardrobe by Me pattern. The Tulip Top and Cargo shorts preceded this Wardrobe by Me Wardrobe Builder T-shirt test. The Wardrobe by Me patterns are always easy to stick together because the pages are trimless.
One only has to remind if you’ve printed A0 or A4 because both have their own row to match the pages together. Stitching a T-shirt together isn’t rocket science but for the less experienced the instructions are well written and help you step by step to sew the individual necklines. This pattern has 7 mm seam allowance around all edges of the pattern pieces and 2.5 cm for the hem.
Time and Costs
Time: assembling pattern 30 minutes; finding pattern layout and cutting 2 hours; stitching and finishing 3 hours (sleeves and hems are stitched with matching yarn)
Costs: being a pattern tester this pattern was free for me; print- and assembling costs € 3,70; fabric € 12,50; yarn € 2,50
Wardrobe by Me Wardrobe Builder T-shirt
The name of the pattern says it all: this pattern is the base for wardrobe staple. You can not only use this pattern the whole year but also make lots of different versions and styles.
I’m very pleased with my just made version and already decided to make the next Summer a boatneck version. You’re looking for a T-shirt pattern with lots of opportunities? This Wardrobe by Me Wardrobe Builder has it all. The pattern is now on sail for sale for $ 9.00 instead of the regulair $ 11.00 until October 10th.