Ebony T-Shirt & Knit Dress Pattern
- FABRIC & SUPPLIES
An elegant basic featuring a fluidly draped silhouette, the Ebony Tee is a versatile wardrobe staple you’ll want to wear every day.
Make a swingy knit dress or modern cropped top, with your choice of scoop or jewel neckline, and long or 3/4 sleeves. For the ultimate leggings companions, make an Ebony tunic, with a cascading hem and short raglan sleeves. All necklines are finished with a knit band.
Ebony is available as an instant gratification PDF (with copyshop and print at home files), or as a beautifully printed pattern. See our guide to printing & assembling PDF files here. Both versions feature our meticulously written and easy to follow instructions, designed to give everyone beautiful results regardless of skill level.
Make a fluid, drapey tee with light to medium-weight knits with at least 30% crosswise stretch, such as rayon, cotton, silk, merino & linen jerseys. A more sculptural Ebony can be made with sturdier fabrics like ponte and scuba knits.
YARDAGE REQUIREMENTS (58"/1.5M FABRIC)
0-6 = 2yd/1.8m, 8-14 = 2.25yd/2mm, 16-20 = 2.5yd/2.3m
0-6 = 1.25yd/1.2m, 8-20 = 1.5yd/1.4m
0-12 = 1.75yd/1.6m, 14-20 = 2yd/1.8m
- Stretch or jersey needle
- Polyester thread
- 1/4” wide clear elastic or twill tape to stabilize shoulder seams for Views A & B
- Optional: double needle to finish hems
Sewing level: Beginner
Sizes: 0 - 20 (see our sizing chart here)
Finished measurements: See complete final measurements here
Instructions: English or French
Print at Home File (Letter & A4): 20-30 pages depending on view
Copy Shop (36"x48" / A0): 2.5 pages
I am NOT a clothing maker, but I got this pattern to use with my new serger. I completed the t shirt in less than 2 hours and it is a perfect fit! The pattern was easy to follow and I can see many more in my future. Maybe I AM a clothing maker!
I made the tee in a beautiful blue knit. Pattern instructions were very easy to read. Did not have to make any adjustment. Plan to make the dress, just haven’t found the perfect fabric. Super pattern, would recommend for all skill levels.
I have made the dress but I am not sure if I like how I look in the fabric I used. I think will try again using a less flamboyant fabric. Also I think I will bring in the volume a little.
As far as putting the pattern together, it was very easy. Very much like a typical t shirt
This is a great pattern. I sewed the t-shirt in an afternoon. The instructions are thorough and easy to understand.
I was able to sew up three of these in one day. I am constantly wearing the dress version with long set in sleeves. They're super comfy. I'm always wearing version A.
I made the crop top length at the request of my partner who thinks my tummy is cute, and it feels a little short without any adjustments, but I have a pretty large bust and feel a little awkward in crop tops to begin with.