Not-So-Basic Tee for Girls Sizes 12m-5T


Not-So-Basic Tee for Girls Sizes 12m-5T Pattern


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Sewing: Not-So-Basic Tee for Girls Sizes 12m-5T
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details









Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Pattern Description:

Who doesn't love a perfect T-shirt pattern that can take your little one through all seasons? With long- and short-sleeve options and a choice of adding double ruffles, this T-shirt can showcase your most beautiful jersey fabrics, or your favorite applique patterns!

Are you anxious about sewing with knits? Have no worries! Included in this pattern is a 10-page, fully illustrated section of how-tos and tips, so you can sew knits like a pro!

This is a closer-fitting tee, so please see measurement charts in the photo section before beginning. :)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • See chart in the photo section for measurements


  • Fabric: 58"-60"- (1.5m) wide jersey with at least 25% stretch (I demonstrate how to measure stretch percentage in the tutorial section). For the double-ruffle tee, use a sturdier jersey knit or an interlock, so that the weight of the ruffles won't stretch the tee too much..
  • 12m - 18m: 1/2 yd (.46m)
  • 2T-5T: 5/8 yd (.57m)
  • Additional fabric for ruffles: Size 12m-4T: 1/3 yd (.3 m) for both ruffles, or 1/6 yd (.16 m) for each). Size 5T: 2/3 yd (.61 m) for both ruffles (or 1/3 yd (.3 m) for each.

You Will Also Need:

  • *Sewing machine capable of doing a zigzag stitch
  • *1/4"-wide (5-6 mm) clear elastic (recommended), *Strips of all-bias fusible knit stabilizer (recommended)
  • *Polyester thread
  • *Stretch needle
  • *Ballpoint pins
  • *Other regular sewing supplies like scissors, iron, etc.

About Designer

About Designer

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I'm a mom of two young girls and a clothing and accessories pattern designer! I love to design useful, beautiful items to wear and use. :) I grew up with a love for art and crafting, and minored in studio art in college so I would keep art in my schedule! You can see all of my patterns at

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