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Kealy t-shirt

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Kealy T-shirt pattern

You know those staple wardrobe pieces that you never regret buying, wish you had one in every colour and mourn for when it finally gives up the ghost?

That’s Kealy.

(But wanna know what’s even better about this T? You can wipe away those tears, get out the sewing machine and make yourself another!)

Want to make a Kealy t-shirt but want to work on your sewing knits skills first? We gotchu! Check out our Sewing Knits Series here.

Thank you to our amazing sample makers & models, Nisan and Lilli! Find them on Instagram at @the.social.fabric and @frocksandfroufrou.

Please note: This is a digital pattern. You will receive a link to download the files.

Garment Details

Kealy is a classic T-shirt with a relaxed, easy-wearing fit that finishes at the hip. With two sleeve length options (short or three-quarter) and a banded neckline, Kealy is a versatile piece that suits both solids and prints, the bold or understated.

Pair it with the Barkly skirt for a simple combo, or layered with the Stow dress in cooler weather.

We have no doubt it will become a pattern you return to again and again.

Suggested Fabrics

The Kealy T-shirt is compatible with light or medium weight jersey knits with a minimum of 20% stretch.

To determine the amount of stretch in a fabric:

  • Fold the fabric crosswise (selvedge to selvedge)
  • Take a 10cm (4in) portion of the fold between your fingers
  • Stretch the fabric and measure the new length
  • Subtract the original length (i.e. 10cm / 4in) from the new stretched length, then divide it by the original length and multiply by 100.


Example: If 10cm of fabric stretches to 14cm the calculation would be: (14-10) /10 x 100 = 40. This means the fabric has 40% stretch.

Fabric requirements and finished garment measurements can be found here.

Notions

  • Coordinating thread

  • Stretch needles

  • Stretch twin needle - size between 2,5/80 - 4,0/90.

  • Fusible hem tape - stretch. We recommend using Heat N Bond Stretch (either Light or Ultra).

The Kealy T-shirt is designed to be relaxed in fit.

Select a size based on your high bust measurement and then check the finished garment measurements for your size before choosing to do a Full Bust Adjustment (FBA).

The garment has positive ease (it is not designed to stretch over your curves like a garment with negative ease would), so check the finished garment measurements before choosing to grade between sizes.

Knit fabrics will adapt to your body more than woven garments, so are more forgiving in fit.

Pattern is available in our extended size range.

This pattern is drafted for a B cup bust and a height of 170cm (5'7"). Use the LENGTHEN / SHORTEN lines on the pattern to make alterations to the length.

Fabric requirements and finished garment measurements can be found here.

Pattern includes seam allowances.

Difficulty

The pattern is placed at a Level 2 on the In the Folds pattern skill scale, and has been designed for advanced beginners and beyond. Through careful drafting and beautiful finishing techniques, this pattern will have you feeling very proud of the great new skills you have learned for working with knit fabrics!

By working through this pattern and the Sewing Knits Skills Kit, you will gain confidence in:

  • Cutting knit fabric
  • Sewing knit seams
  • Finishing knit seams
  • Sewing a neck ribbing
  • Sewing a sleeve
  • Hemming with a twin needle.

We recommend also purchasing our Sewing Knits Skills Kit (available in a bundle with the Kealy t-shirt pattern), which guides you through the specific skills and techniques you need to know to confidently sew with stretch fabrics on a regular sewing machine.

Digital product details

The pattern is suitable for printing on both A4 and US letter sized paper. A copy shop version is also included in the file (A0 or US 36" x 48")

SIZE A - J
Print at home pattern: 27 pages (a printing plan is included in the instructions so that you can choose to only print the pages you need for your size or preferred view).
Print shop version: 2 x A0 pages.

SIZE G - P
Print at home pattern: 35 pages (a printing plan is included in the instructions so that you can choose to only print the pages you need for your size or preferred view).
Print shop version: 2 x A0 pages.

The pattern includes embedded layers. This means that you can select only the size/s you would like to print.

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