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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Coordinating thread, bias tape, ball-point or stretch needle.
Beginner | Adventurous Beginner (view B is most suited to Beginners)
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FABRIC | VIEW A
FABRIC | VIEW B