Pattern Fantastique - Equinox Tee
About the Equinox Tee
The Equinox Tee is a reinvention of a classic 60s tee. Pair with your fave jeans whilst channelling today’s Jane Birkin. The neckline is widened to a subtle boat neck leading into a dropped shoulder with bold, round sleeve caps. It skims over the bust and drops straight to the high hip with no waist shaping. The slightly cropped body length with subtle curved hem line finishes just below the high hip. The two sleeve options include the classic cap with a generous hem width, or a very cute bell flare, landing at bracelet length, enhancing the easy to wear basic with a unique edge. This will be in high rotation and a wardrobe favourite. There are two neck band options: Narrow and Crew. Note that a Rib Knit contrast is required for the Crew option. The two sleeve lengths are cap and bracelet. There is only one body length - High Hip. The pattern’s finished length is on the pattern. If your high hip is lower or higher the alteration is very simple.
This pattern has printless instructions. Photo rich instructions on how to make a Tee-Shirt from 'What stitch to choose' to 'Inserting a knit neck band', are available on the Pattern Fantastic website. Not only do we get to save paper but this series all come at a lower price point. Go to: https://www.patternfantastique.com/blogs/technique
The Equinox tee suits basic cotton knits, interlock, "rugby knit", merino knit, fleece and french terry. Keep Lycra / Elastane to a minimum 5% or less. Too much stretch makes for a stiff neck band. Ponti weights or viscose, silk, linen super drapey knits are not suitable for this pattern.
- Ball point / Stretch, sewing machine needles
- Vilene bias stay tape
- Matching thread
- Wooly Nylon thread and/or twin needles
The Equinox Tee pattern has a size range of 6 -18, which relates to a bust of 81cm – 111cm measurement (31” to 43 3/4”).
Level of Difficulty
The Equinox Tee has been rated as ‘Beginner – Intermediate’.