LA BREA tee | PDF sewing pattern
LA BREA tee | PDF sewing pattern
LA BREA tee | PDF sewing pattern
LA BREA tee | PDF sewing pattern
LA BREA tee | PDF sewing pattern
LA BREA tee | PDF sewing pattern
LA BREA tee | PDF sewing pattern
LA BREA tee | PDF sewing pattern
LA BREA tee | PDF sewing pattern

LA BREA tee | PDF sewing pattern

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The LA BREA tee is named after La Brea Avenue in Los Angeles. It was in a vintage shop there that I found myself drawn to a rack of 80s throwback knit t-shirts with grown-on sleeves and bound necklines. I remembered wearing this style as a child and I couldn't wait to get back home and sew one up for myself.

Although LA BREA will fit your "basic tee" needs, it's got plenty of interesting details! LA BREA was drafted for both woven and knit fabrics, each resulting in a completely different look. Raw edges are neatly worked away with French seams and bias facing. Not familiar with these yet? No worries - the instructions guide you smoothly through the steps. Perhaps most exciting, though, is that this pattern comes in 18 different layered and nested sizes, each with a B-cup and D-cup options. Additional tips on fitting and adjustments are included in the pattern instructions, meaning that you can easily create a LA BREA to fit YOUR beautiful body and personal style.

 LA BREA tee line drawings | PDF sewing pattern | halfmoon ATELIER

This pattern was drafted for a sewing B-cup and D-cup and approx. 168 cm or 5ft.6in. Step-by-step illustrated instructions guide you using a regular sewing machine as well as a serger.

GENERAL INFO
This is a computer drafted, print and cut, layered PDF pattern, printable in black/white or color. The print-at-home, A0 and copyshop files are included in your purchase. The pattern includes all sizes, but the size views can be easily toggled on or off in order to print either all sizes or only the size(s) you want to make.

SIZING
approx. US size 0 to 36W
halfmoon ATELIER 
patterns do not follow standard sizing charts, but newer patterns, including the LA BREA tee, range from a full bust of 76cm to 160cm (30" to 63") and a full hip of 86cm to 170cm (33.75" to 67"). Information on sizing, as well as final garment measurements, are included in the instruction booklet.

FABRIC 
View A
is most suited to light- to mid-weight knits, without additional lycra or elastane, such as 100% cotton, linen, hemp or modal knits, etc. If you'd prefer to use a stretch knit (eg. 95% cotton, 5% elastane), size down 1 or 2 sizes. View A requires between 80cm to 170cm (7/8yard to 1-7/8yard), depending upon fabric width and pattern size. Specific requirements are included in the pattern instructions, as well as in a table at the end of this product description. 

View B is most suited to light- to mid-weight wovens, such as cotton, linen, rayon, silk, double gauze, etc. The drape of the fabric will change the look of the final garment. View B requires between 70cm to 150cm (3/4yard to 1-5/8yard), depending upon fabric width and pattern size. Specific requirements are included in the pattern instructions, as well as in a table at the end of this product description.

As the same pattern pieces work for both views, feel free to get creative and mix up the features! 

NOTIONS
Coordinating thread, bias tape, ball-point or stretch needle.

DIFFICULTY
Beginner | Adventurous Beginner (view B is most suited to Beginners)

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FABRIC | VIEW A

LA BREA fabric requirements | view A | metric

LA BREA fabric requirements | view A | imperial

 

FABRIC | VIEW B

LA BREA fabric requirements | view A | metric

LA BREA fabric requirements | view A | imperial

 

Customer Reviews

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K.K.
Super 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!

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J.C.
Stylish and Easy

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!!

C
C.U.
Need to try this again!

The sleeves were way to open for me as I don't care to show my bra so much!!! I think I need to try this pattern again with a different fabric and see if I can make that armhole smaller.

T
T.
Such a great wardrobe staple!

I whipped two of these recently and already have plans to make more. I can already feel that this will become a tried and true pattern for me.

I love the style and fit of both views. And D cup option for the win! It's so nice to be able to make a pattern right out of the box.

The instructions were great, and the top is very straightforward to put together. This is a beautiful, simple top, and I look forward to a wardrobe full of La Brea Tees!!

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B.K.
a great pattern

... it is a "must have". The simplicity is great.