The Great RICK RACK T-Shirt Round Up!

The Great RICK RACK T-Shirt Round Up!

Hey peeps! Who loves a good tee? We sure do! The cool cats at RICK RACK have sewn up some new, and some old fave t-shirts patterns in our new, striped jersey, check it out! Do you have a favourite, tried and true t-shirt pattern?

 

Rio Ringer Pattern, by Victoria

Pattern: Rio Ringer         Name/Designer: True Bias           Size: 18

Amount of fabric recommended: 0.9 meters 

Amount of Fabric used: 0.9 meters.          Needle type used: Ballpoint

Machine used: Serger           Time taken to complete:  2 hours

Supplies: Cotton Jersey and Rayon Rib

Washing/Drying method: machine wash cold, machine dry medium

Other fabric/notions used: clear elastic for shoulders

What level of difficulty would you rate this pattern? Advanced beginner

Any modifications? No

Any helpful tips/sewing methods? The method to attach the ribbing is different than what I would normally do. I normally sew the ribbing on in the round. I tried their way to experiment but prefer the other way. This way may be more beginner friendly but the end product isn’t quite as nice. 

Notes about the fabric: This fabric curls a fair amount, but otherwise is stable and easy to work with.

This pattern is true to size, if not a touch small. An easy fitted tee that allows for customization with the ribbing.



Penny Raglan Tee, by Jenn

Pattern: Penny Raglan             Name/Designer: Grainline Studio      

Amount of fabric recommended: 1.2 meters 

Amount of Fabric used: 1 meter         Needle type used: Jersey 75/11

Machine used: sewing machine and serger

Time taken to complete:  1.5-2 hours

Supplies: Bamboo Jersey - black and grey stripe

Washing/Drying method: machine wash cold, machine dry warm

Amount of Shrinkage: less than 5%

Other fabric/notions used: thread, ballpoint twin needle 

What level of difficulty would you rate this pattern? Easy/beginner

Any modifications? Lengthened sleeve 1.5 inches, raised neckline 1 inch

Any helpful tips/sewing methods? A walking foot is helpful but not necessary for sewing knits. Don't forget to reduce the pressure of the presser foot for knits.

Notes about the fabric: Love this fabric! Washes and dryes very well. Excellent recovery.

Really lovely loose fitting raglan tee. Perfect for hanging out, or workouts. 

Please note the pattern is very loose fitting. I made a size 0 when I measured a size 12 normally. Also raised the neckline because it is quite wide.

 

 

Sparrow Tee, by Rebecca

 

Pattern: Sparrow Tee          Name/Designer: Common Stitch    

Amount of fabric recommended: 1 meter  

Amount of Fabric used: .8 meter Needle type used: Twin Needle Stretch

Machine used: Sewing machine and serger

Time taken to complete: 3 hours       Supplies: Striped Bamboo Knit

Washing/Drying method: machine wash warm/cold, delicate dryer cycle

Amount of Shrinkage: 10%

What level of difficulty would you rate this pattern? Beginner

Any modifications? Used twin needle on neckline

Notes about the fabric: Easy to work with jersey, stripes are visible from back so it’s easy to line up, if desired. Soft and lovely against the skin.

There are some mistakes in the instructions (spelling , different seam allowances than pattern pieces) that could be a little confusing. Yields an oversized fit, so maybe size down if you don’t like your tees too baggy. Overall, a solid free t-shirt pattern. I like the style and will make it again!



115 Tabor V-Neck, by Adriane

Pattern: Tabor V-Neck        Name/Designer: Sew House Seven    

Amount of fabric recommended: 1.8 meter 

Amount of Fabric used: 1 meter

Needle type used: Ballpoint 80/12      Machine used: sewing machine

Time taken to complete: 5 hours

Supplies: Bamboo Jersey - black rose stripe

Washing/Drying method: machine wash warm, machine dry

Amount of Shrinkage: less than 5%

Other fabric/notions used: Sew Dream Fusible Interfacing

What level of difficulty would you rate this pattern? Advanced beginner

Any modifications? Sewed a 3cm tack at the top of the cuff to hold it in place. Cut the neck binding crosswire to get a nice effect.

Any helpful tips/sewing methods? Used super stretch stitch on machine - good for jersey. Stitched hemline with a double needle and used two layers of trace paper to avoid tunneling or wavy hem.

Notes about the fabric: Beautiful soft finish and drape for this pattern. Sizing was accurate.

A great t-shirt pattern with nice details make a simple striped t-shirt look dressy.

 

Wanderlust Tee, by Michelle

Pattern: Wanderlust Tee            Name/Designer: Fancy Tiger Crafts

Amount of fabric recommended: 1.15 meter

Amount of Fabric used: 1 meter 

Needle type used: 70/10 Jersey Machine used: Serger + sewing machine

 Time taken to complete: 2 hours

Supplies: Bamboo Strip Knit - Royal Grey

Washing/Drying method: machine wash normal, hang to dry

Amount of Shrinkage: less than 5%

Other fabric/notions used: Matching thread

What level of difficulty would you rate this pattern? Advanced beginner.       

Any modifications? None

Any helpful tips/sewing methods? Use lots of pin when matching stripes and make sure you’re matching at your stitch line, not just at the edge. 

Notes about the fabric: This jersey is slightly heavier than other bamboos and therefore easier to work with.

This is a nice, basic, loose fitting tee. It has some nice details that can be plates around with (ie - pocket stripes reverse direction or contrasting neck band).

 

Plantain Tee, by Kelsey

 

Pattern: Plantain Tee       Name/Designer: Deer and Doe

Amount of fabric recommended: 1.5 meters

Amount of Fabric used: 1 meter         Needle type used: Stretch - 12

Machine used: Serger + sewing machine (hems)

Time taken to complete: 2 hours Supplies: Citrus Bamboo Stripe Jersey

Washing/Drying method: warm regular cycle, low heat tumble 

Other fabric/notions used: Twill tape on shoulder seams (pattern did not call for it, but I used it anyway. Pattern called for elastic)

What level of difficulty would you rate this pattern? Easy, as long as you’re familiar with working with knits

Any modifications? None

Any helpful tips/sewing methods? Take your time! The bamboo is light and can shift easily.

The Plantain is a very flattering, simple pattern. Because it’s so easy to sew up, it may become your favourite t-shirt pattern!

  

Looking for your new favourite tee pattern? Check out some of our faves that we have available online and in store! We're head over heels for the Rio Ringer from True Bias, Jalie’s Boys and Mens T-Shirt Pattern and the Nico Raglan, the Ebony T-Shirt and Dress from Closet Core, Megan Nielsen's Briar and Mini Briar for the littles, Sew House Seven's Tabor and the Cashmerette Concord (psst! The Concord and Tabor are part of this month's newly curated fabric and pattern bundles! Check them out HERE! and find some sweet savings coming your way...)

Who likes a good freebie? We're crushing hard on the Sage Tee from Elbe, the Plantain Tee from Deer and Doe, the Stellan Tee from French Navy, the Sparrow Tee from Common Stitch, and for the littles, the Anything But Basic Tee from DIBY.

 

Let's get stitchin'!