Ebony T-Shirt + Knit Dress Pattern
An elegant basic featuring a fluidly draped silhouette, the Ebony Tee is a versatile wardrobe staple you’ll want to wear every day.
Make a swingy knit dress or modern cropped top, with your choice of scoop or jewel neckline, and long or 3/4 sleeves. For the ultimate leggings companions, make an Ebony tunic, with a cascading hem and short raglan sleeves. All necklines are finished with a knit band.
Pattern Difficulty: BeginnerLearn more about how we rank pattern difficulty
- Make a fluid, drapey tee with light to medium-weight knits with at least 30% crosswise stretch, such as rayon, cotton, silk, merino & linen jerseys. A more sculptural Ebony can be made with sturdier fabrics like ponte and scuba knits.
Yardage (sizes 0-20) - 58inch / 1.5 m wide
VIEW A ~ Sizes 0-6 = 2.25 yd (2 m), Sizes 8-14 = 2.5 yd (2.3 m), Sizes 16-20 = 2.5 yd (2.3 m)
VIEW B ~ Sizes 0-6 = 1.25 yd (1.2 m), Sizes 8-20 = 1.5 yd (1.4 m)
VIEW C ~ Sizes 0-12 = 1.75 yd (1.6 m), Sizes 14-20 = 2 yd (1.8 m)
- Stretch or jersey needle
- Polyester thread
- 1/4” wide clear elastic or twill tape to stabilize shoulder seams for Views A & B
- Optional: double needle to finish hems
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|Sizes 0-20||Sizes 14-32|
|Letter / A4||20 - 30 pages depending on view|
|Copyshop / A0||2.5 pages|
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From the Closet Core Community
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Not cheap, but easy, a great fit and really versatile. Great for successful, happy sewing.
This pattern sews together quickly, is flattering, versatile, easy, and hot flash proof. I altered the sleeves to elbow length and added bag pockets 4 inches below the bottom of the armhole for a Summer swing dress with the high neckline in an edgy mid century modern cotton Lycra print. Next I made a summer nightie with the low neckline in a Cotton spandex tie dye in pastel colors. I am planning to make a long sleeved/ pocketed version in black and off white bamboo Lycra that I’ll wear in Autumn with black boots, in Winter with black velvet leggings, and next Spring with a white lace petticoat. I also want to make the low necked tee; I think it is loose enough at the bottom I can tie it when I do handstands in yoga to stay modest. (I almost always add pockets; it makes life so much easier.)
Loved this pattern. Made a dress and a top out of super stretchy bamboo jersey. Easy fit and sew. Will definitely keep this pattern for more makes.
This pattern is a basic that can be a 'go to' whenever you need a new anything: a top, a 'throw on' dress, a nightgown, a lounge garment, a maxi. I love it for its simplicity of design, its ease of construction, and its adaptability to many different kinds of fabrics. You can even make it as a gift without worrying about whether or not it will fit the gift recipient. In my opinion this pattern is well worth the price tag.
Fantastic pattern, I made the tunic and love how it turned out. The instructions were clear and easy to follow and the garment turned out perfectly with no modifications required. I especially liked the blog notes which showed how to add long sleeves to the tunic.