contrast-teeHere is the link to download the new Contrast tee – FREE SEWING PATTERN LC012.

The Contrast Tee, I have to admit, is more of a hack on the Open Shoulder Top than a totally new pattern. If you have already downloaded or drawn out the Open Shoulder Top then all you really need is the extra triangle shape.

The instructions on how to put it together are slightly different. And, beware when you are cutting, I have done the trims on the Contrast Tee as one long piece rather than 2 shorter ones that join.

contrast-tt-drawingThe Contrast Tee is a whole lot more casual than the Open Shoulder Top just through use of a different fabric and covering up the shoulders. It is shown here using 2 different soft jerseys. I have gone for a bit of a nautical theme with the blue and white stripe and the red polka dot. Both fabrics are from Fabworks Mill Shop – they have a great selection of jerseys at good prices.

boden-topIt would also look great as a floral mixed with a stripe for a hotchpotch Boden look. Or try two different florals – the key to mixing florals is to make sure you use different scales. So, a tiny ditsy print would work well with a big tropical flower. (Using two of the same scale is a bit confusing for the eye.) The same goes for stripes – a really chunky stripe with a fine pinstripe works fine.


If anyone wants to upload a picture of their finished pieces to their own blog or site once they have made them, just send me a link and I will include it in my post so that other people can see your versions.


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  3. Jessie at 10:32 am

    Hi thanks for the patterns and explanations..
    Could you also post a picture on the shoulder inserts , I’m little confused here…

  4. Michelle at 12:35 pm

    I see the pattern set up for A4 paper but not, unfortunately, for American letter size paper. Did I miss it somewhere? I would love to try this shirt. Thanks!

  5. Ei at 5:23 am

    I love this pattern! I can’t wait to make it, but do you have a version of it that is on one sheet (I have a large printer) thank you!

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