Hey y’all – today I’m sharing a free women’s t-shirt pattern. Introducing the Blanc T Shirt.
One of my New Year’s resolutions that the Coach so helpfully made for me was to stop sewing my clothes the day I wanted to wear them. I’m happy to say that this women’s t-shirt pattern has totally destroyed my resolve on that matter, but since I can sew one up in under 30 minutes from start to finish, maybe he won’t notice 🙂
Styled with gold flats and my oldest, most comfy pair of jeans, this shirt is already a comfy, drapey staple in my closet.
How to Get the Pattern
This pattern is a little different than my other free patterns. First, it comes in sizes XXS-3X (Busts 31-53 inches). Next, it’s not available through my newsletter subscription. Instead, you can download it when you join our Facebook group here (look in the “Files” section of the group to find it, which is easiest to see on a desktop, which you’ll want to be on to save the pattern to anyway). If you aren’t on Facebook, it’s also available in my shop.
And now available – you can extend your Blanc options with the Blanc T shirt Hack Pack! Add longer sleeves and neckline and hem variations with the hack pack.
The downloaded pattern comes with all instructions and diagrams, but in case you also want a video, you can watch how easy this is to make in the YouTube video below. If the video won’t load for some reason, you can also watch on YouTube here.
Tips to Sew Woven Bias Tape to Stretch Fabric
- Staystitch the neckline so that it won’t stretch as you apply the bias tape
- Shape the bias tape to the neckline curves before stitching it on. This post has a video on how to do that.
- Whenever you’re sewing a woven fabric to a knit, keep the knit fabric against the feed dogs and the woven fabric against the presser foot. This will help so you don’t get wrinkles in the knit fabric as you sew.
I decided to have a little fun with a few of my photos for this, and I hope you decide to do the same and share yours in our Facebook group!
What a great basic tee. I love the fancy looking stuff, but I know I’ll never wear those things! Your stuff is perfect for my daily wearables, which is why I think I like it so much. Also, now that tax season is over, I can finally get back to sewing a bit again!
melissa evans of mahlicadesigns
I love the shape of this tee. The Kimono/cap sleeve style is my favorite. Thanks for sharing the pattern. I’m going to put this one into my Back 2 Basics list. (Funny silly pics too)
Very nice little tee. Thanks so much!
Thanks so much for sharing this pattern. I’ve never sewn knits before but truly can’t wait to try.
What a cute top! Thanks so much!
Thank you so much, can’t wait to make it!
Thanks for sharing the pattern and the video!
cindy in toronto
gorgeous cut. I think I’ll try it!
Now there’s a shirt I could live in. It looks so soft I just want to curl up and take a nap in (or on) it! Fabric question: the instructions say to use “stretch knit fabrics only – jersey, interlock, stretch sweatshirt fleece, stretch French Terry knit, sweater knit, etc.” What type of fabric did you use for the lovely shirt you made?
The perfect everyday tee! I’ve got a Craft Gossip post scheduled for tomorrow that features your free pattern: http://sewing.craftgossip.com/?p=87715 –Anne
Thanks SEW very much!!!
love this pattern … i am going to lengthen the sleeves and that should take care of *granny arms* …
Hi Darlene: can you just lengthen the sleeves without creating all sorts of pulls.ripples? I too have ‘granny arms’ after losing 80 lbs, and I hate most of today’s fashions, so I’m having to resort to sewing my own clothing…hate doing that as well, but what else can one do…lol. I have a really great wardrobe which is now circus tent size on me…wish I had enough skill in garment sewing to re-size them from ~ 3x to L… Have a great day!
Hear you Marg. I never liked what I sewed for myself because I was 100 lbs overweight. I lost over 95 lbs 2012-2014. I made some clothes that were a little too big but I still had a tummy roll and bat wings. RTW was the answer then. Well now I have gained back 50 lbs and the smaller RTW don’t fit. Back to sewing again! I’m sure this Blanc Tee will be the ticket since I need some clothes. I decided to embrace the bat wings since it is a hereditary thing.
The idea to use a woven for the front is a good one.
Mrs Val Shepley
Thanks a lot for this pattern and tutorial, I really appreciate it. I’ve just finished your Blanc tee shirt and so am in a hurry to do this one.
I know this is an older post but this popped up in my email and I was smitten by the pink Blanc shirt you were wearing and bought the PDF. It was an easy sew and the fit was great when I used your grading tips (I’m big on top and went down a size in the hips). I’d never heard to use the high bust measurement so most of my makes have been way too big in the neck line.
I used knit material, but apparently should not have used binding tape…or I did something wrong. My neckline doesn’t lay flat now. I most likely will cut out the tape and do a self binding and hope I can get it to lay flat.
Just wanted to say thanks for these patterns and your tutorials. Makes sewing successfully more attainable!
I just made this tee tonight and I absolutely love it! It only took about 2 hours from printing and cutting to sewing. I used a twin needle on the the neckline, sleeves and hem (I shortened it by 3 inches). The pattern matched up perfectly and it was super easy! Next I’m going to make it with sleeves. Thank you so much!!!