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The Glacial Tee/Skivvy
This is first style for a series of patterns by Pattern Fantastique with printless instructions. Their blog hosts a set of linked photo rich, instructions on how to make a Tee-Shirt from 'What stitch to choose' to 'Inserting a knit neck band'. Not only do we get to save paper but this series all come at a lower price point. Start with Tee-Shirt Construction.
This is a classic base layer. Chic, super high neckline, streamline shape with a subtle shirt-tail hemline. The broader shoulder line and sculpted armhole gives this wardrobe essential a modern point of difference. Designed with requirements of Merino Knits in mind. Maximise the Glacial's snuggly, thermal potential of this style.
Working with Merino knits to develop this pattern the tightness has been adjusted on different areas of the body to create a neat fit around the armhole and shoulder without unessesary cling throughout the lower arm or body. A pure cotton will produce a softer shape for an effortless look.
Three neck band options;
Narrow, Crew and Skivvy. Note that a Rib Knit contrast is required for the Crew option.
Three sleeve lengths;
3/4, Bracelet, Knuckle.
Three body lengths;
High Hip – for a high waisted tuck (no fabric bunching).
Long – comfortable perfect layering.
Extra long – defence against the chill.
The Glacial Tee / Skivvy was designed for Merino Knits which have a high memory and suit extra shaping for a well fitting form. The Glacial Tee / Skivvy can be made in other fibres with a stretch ratio of 20% or more.
Merino Knits & Merino Interlock.
All other natural fibre Knits with a minimum of 20% stretch.
Rib Knits are useable but will come out larger.
For Crew Neck option use Rib contrast for neck band.
Fabric with high Lycra content isn't recommended 0-5% is best.
All sleeve and body lengths.
Fabric Width - 200 cm x 95 cm
Fabric Width - 150 cm x 160 cm
Fabric Width - 120 cm x 170 cm
Shortest sleeve and body lengths.
Fabric Width - 200 cm x 80 cm
Fabric Width - 150 cm x 135 cm
Fabric Width - 120 cm x 135 cm
Ball point / Stretch, sewing machine needles.
Vilene bias stay tape.
Wooly Nylon thread and/or twin needles.
A4 (print at home )x 36 pages
A0 (copy shop) x 2 pages
A4 x 3 pages.
The body of our Step by Step instructions on sewing Knit Tee's is available on the blog Technique Fantastique - Here