inside: Today I’ve got a fun shirt sewing hack. We are making a comfy, cozy, oversized shirt from the Spring Tee free pattern. This is a must sew fall make. Easy sewing hack and tutorial.
I love the spring tee. It looks so cute with two different fabrics, but I recently watching an online Bible study and the teacher was wearing a shirt that looked a lot like the Spring Tee. Her shirt was all one color AND a bit looser fit. I decided to try and make one like this for me and I love the result.
Shirt Sewing Hack –
My shirt ended up with sleeves that are about 3/4 length, but this was because I was limited on my fabric. I squeezed out this shirt from 1 yard, and I had to shorten the sleeve to make the pieces fit. I did add a cuff, but they are still slightly on the short side.
I’m okay with the length, just thought I should bring it up in case you were wondering.
This shirt is made with brushed waffle… OH my… can I just say amazing!! You can grab this fabric right now HERE.
The shoulders of this shirt are drop shoulder as well as a yoke seam across the front and back. You can mix up the pattern with two fabrics OR use just one like I did here. I really like the finished result.
Want to sew a shirt like this? Let me show you how to hack the spring tee free pattern to create this look.
Other great shirt sewing patterns
Sewing tutorial – cozy shirt
You can click the button below to head over to the original spring tee look AND download the pattern.
Download and print the pattern as instructed and gather your fabric. You should have 1.5 yards if you want full sleeves or larger sizes. Before you cut the fabric look through what I’ve done here first.
I didn’t widen the shirt through the waist and hips, but you can always add width there too.
You can see here on the shirt main piece that I lowered the arm hole by about 2″ and also added 1.5″ to the width of the arm/shoulder area.
After you have made the changes to the main body piece you can cut the yoke to match. I widened the yoke the same as the main shirt piece. My finger below is on the shirt piece I already cut… so I’m matching the yoke piece with that. Widen the yoke and add the same curved shape on the arm side.
And finally, match the sleeve height with the new height of the sleeve opening. Remember the yoke and shirt will sew together, so you can subtract the seam allowance when creating the sleeve.
So you can sew the original pattern with just one color and still get a fun shirt.. but this hack just makes it a but more drop shoulder and oversized. Here’s one more link to download the patterns and make sure you share photos of the finished shirts you sew!!