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Block Tee Pattern

$ 24.49


Available in UK sizes 6 - 28

The Block Tee (Formerly named the Kabuki Tee) is a modern, oversized t-shirt, designed to look relaxed and feel easy to wear in a woven fabric without restricting movement.

The body is much wider than a regular t-shirt and the sleeves are longer than normal, sitting just above the elbow, with the angular square armholes being its hallmark feature. The neckline has a hidden binding to complement its minimalist design and the hem turn ups are extra deep to emphasize its boxy silhouette.

Techniques Involved

You will learn to make your own bias binding and apply it to the neckline. The armholes are square and sewing right angles may be a new technique for some beginner sewists - however there is a video on the Paper Theory blog to guide those who are unfamiliar with this technique.

Recommended Fabric

The pattern was designed with a woven fabric like Linen or Cotton in mind, and it would work equally well in something light and drapey like a Crepe de Chine or Silk.

Ability Level

The pattern is suitable for an advanced beginner. 

Body Measurement Chart

  Size 6 Size 8 Size 10 Size 12 Size 14 Size 16 Size 18 Size 20 Size 22 Size 24 Size 26 Size 28
Bust 31.5"
33"
34.5"
36.5"
38.5"
40.5"
42.5
45"
47.5"
50"
53"
56"
Waist
24"
25.5"
27"
29"
31"
33"
35"
37.5"
40"
42.5"
45"
47.5"
Hip
34"
35.5"
37"
39"
41"
43"
45"
47.5"
50"
52.5"
55"
57.5
Bicep 10.25" 10.5" 11" 11.5" 12.25" 13" 13.5" 14.25" 15.25" 16.25" 17.25" 18.25"

 

Finished Garment Measurements

  Size 6 Size 8 Size 10 Size 12 Size 14 Size 16 Size 18 Size 20 Size 22 Size 24 Size 26 Size 28
Bust
43"
44.5"
46.25"
48.25"
50.25"
52.25"
54"
56"
58.5"
61.5"
64"
66.5"
Waist
41"
42.5"
44"
46"
48"
50"
52"
54"
57"
59.5"
62"
64.5"
Hip
41"
42.5"
44"
46"
48"
50"
52"
54"
57"
59.5"
62"
64.5"
Bicep 17.75" 17.75" 18" 18" 18.25" 18.5" 19" 19.5" 20" 21" 21.5" 22"

 

Yardage Guide

All quantities are based on a single lay = if you want to cut your fabric on the fold increase yardage by 0.4 yds for all sizes

  Size 6 Size 8 Size 10 Size 12 Size 14 Size 16 Size 18 Size 20 Size 22 Size 24 Size 26 Size 28
45"
1.37 yds
1.42 yds
1.53 yds 1.75 yds 1.86 yds 1.92 yds 1.96 yds 2 yds 2.1 yds 2.2 yds 2.46 yds 2.55 yds
60"
1.09 yds
1.11 yds 1.14 yds
1.17 yds 1.19 yds 1.2 yds 1.25 yds 1.42 yds 1.5 yds 1.55 yds 1.6 yds
1.7 yds

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