I bought the pattern 2 weeks ago, and loved the first one that I made so much that I immediately went on and made a second one. The first time around took me quite a while - French seams were new to me, and I didn't realise the neck binding was visible (I'm sure it would have been obvious if I'd paid more attention) , and had made a contrasting one which I wasn't happy with, so had to make some more, but I was really pleased with the end result. The first T-shirt I made in a dusky pink medium weight cotton jersey, that I've been wearing with jeans and also with leggings for gym-wear and the second in a black sparkly jersey with a little more drape which I haven't had chance to wear yet. The instructions were really clear and the sew along on the website was really helpful too. I think it'll be a really versatile Tshirt, and plan to make quite a few more.
Wonderful and easy to make shirt. Great shape and versatile across stretch and woven fabrics. I used it to help my two daughters to work through a pattern and purchased another copy so that my 13 year old daughter could work together with her friend over Zoom on this pattern together. The friend was a beginner sewist and she successfully worked through the pattern remotely! We are all thrilled with our new La Brea shirts and will be making many more.
I really love the shape and details for this tee!
I was excited when I saw this tee - and it has delivered! More than just an ordinary tee, it can be made really elegantly, in both wovens and knits, and smartens up any jeans look. I measured as the instructions suggested and the fit is spot on. It is roomy but I wanted it roomy. Having said that, the armholes are too gapy in a slouchier fabric (I needed to take them in). I made the tee in both a stiffer, sturdier agf knit and a slouchy viscose and they both look great (although I need to shorten the viscose tee slightly but this is due to the fabric). I am sure to make many more of these!
This pattern came together so well and it’s now one of my favorite T-shirt patterns. I really appreciate the unique details that make this shirt stand out from the rest. PRO TIP: take your time with the bias binding and you’ll thank yourself with a beautifully finished garment!!