I’m so excited to introduce my newest pattern to you, the Union St. Tee! I’ve been wanting my own tee-shirt pattern for years now, so I finally decided to make one. And then I figured I should grade it so you guys could have one too! Like the Lane Raglan, the Union St. Tee is a great wardrobe basic to have in your pattern stash. It comes with the option for a v-neck or scoop neck, and has four sleeve lengths included – short, elbow, 3/4, and long. The fully illustrated directions also include tips for sewing and hemming knit fabric, and how to do basic alterations for a perfect fit.
Use the measurement chart to choose the best size for you. If your fabric is very stretchy, you can make the size that matches your measurements exactly without worrying about ease. If you’re looking to make a slouchier top, you can go up a size. The Union St. Tee is incredibly versatile depending on what options you choose, your fabric, and any embellishments you add. Embroider, applique, screen print, stencil, dye, sequin – this tee is a perfect blank slate for anything you can dream up.
The Union St. Tee pattern works nicely with jerseys, both cotton and cotton blends, but you can also use rib knit, interlock, waffle knit, lycra spandex, or even stretch lace! Anything with a stretch of at least 30% will work, but 50 – 100% stretch is best. Just remember – the smaller the stretch percentage, the more fitted your shirt will be, so plan accordingly.
I’ve made about 10 of these shirts so far and I can’t get enough! My current favorite view is the short sleeve V-neck, but I’m sure I’ll be planning some long -sleeved scoop necks for the fall. The elbow-length and 3/4 length sleeves are great for layering and flattering for everyone. I’ll stop talking for a second and let you look at some pretty pics of my beautiful friends now.
As always, this pattern was named after a place I’ve been. My husband and I stayed on Union St. when we vacationed in San Fransisco sans kids a few years ago (except for the one in my belly, who we discovered was girl #3 while we were there!)
You can get your copy of the Union St. Tee over at Hey June today!