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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 ...

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Not-So-Basic Tee for Girls Sizes 6-12

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(9) Name: 'Sewing : Not-So-Basic Tee for Girls Sizes 6-12
Not-So-Basic Tee for Girls Sizes 6-12 Not-So-Basic Tee
Not-So-Basic Tee for Girls Sizes 6-12 Not-So Basic Tee size 10
Not-So-Basic Tee for Girls Sizes 6-12 Not-So-Basic Tee size 6
Not-So-Basic Tee for Girls Sizes 6-12 Measurement Chart Not-So-Basic Tee

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Use sewing machine with zigzag

Pattern Description:

No serger required!

Who doesn't love a perfect T-shirt pattern that can take your tween girl 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.
  • Size 6: 5/8 yd (.57 m)
  • Size 7: 2/3 yd (.62 m)
  • Size 8: 2/3 yd (.62 m)
  • Size 10: 3/4 yd (.7 m)
  • Size 12: 7/8 yd (.8 m)
  • Additional fabric for ruffles: 2/3 yard (.62 m) for both ruffles, (or 1/3 yard (.3 m) of two different colors)

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.