I made this top using the free Purl Soho Boxy Tee Pattern a while ago. It is the first top I ever made that I wore out in the real world. It is not perfectly made, but I am happy enough with it and love the strawberry fabric. The first time wearing this top on holiday I felt like such an accomplished seamstress, which makes me laugh now. However, I still do feel a nice sense of accomplishment whenever I wear something I made.
I usually wear this top back to front as I prefer the more boat neck style at the front and lower back. Luckily for me there are no darts in the body so wearing it like this is fine.
I learnt a few new skills when making this top. The T-shirt was my first time using bias binding to finish a neckline, which scared me so much but worked out mostly ok. I liked the finish of the bias binding, however I do tend to stick to using facing where I can as I much prefer sewing facing than bias bindings.
This pattern is such a good way to get into t-shirt making for a few reasons.
- It’s boxy, so super easy to fit and alter if needed.
- It uses woven fabric.
- It’s free, so even if it doesn’t work out it’s still ok.
- It’s overall a really easy pattern to make with no set in sleeves , darts or super tricky elements.
Pattern- Purl Soho Boxy Tee (Free)
Fabric- Cotton from Spotlight