Ebony T-Shirt & Knit Dress Pattern
Fabric and Supplies
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 REQUIREMENTS (58"/1.5M FABRIC)
0-6 = 2.25yd/2m, 8-14 = 2.5yd/2.3m, 16-20 = 2.5yd/2.3m
0-6 = 1.25yd/1.2m, 8-20 = 1.5yd/1.4m
0-12 = 1.75yd/1.6m, 14-20 = 2yd/1.8m
- 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
Sewing level: Beginner
Sizes: 0 - 20 (see our sizing chart here)
Finished measurements: See complete final measurements here
Instructions: English or French
Print at Home File (Letter & A4): 20-30 pages depending on view, sizes are not layered.
Copy Shop (36"x48" / A0): 2.5 pages, sizes are not layered.
From the Closet Core Patterns Community
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.
Made this in a lovely soft cotton jersey from Dragonfly fabrics.
The pattern was easy to follow and the dress can be “dressed up”” or down. Very pleased
Directions & pattern just fine; just wasn’t the look/style for me!