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Bundle Pack: Not-So-Basic Tee for Girls, Sizes 12m-12T

Format PDF (Download Only)
Author Birdsong Patterns
Price $9.95
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This bundle pack will give you 2 pattern books that range from sizes 12m-12T. The Not-So-Basic Tee is staple pattern to sew a closer-fit, hip-length T-shirt in both long and short sleeves. It can be as simple as a plain long- or short-sleeve tee....or dress it up with the double-ruffle option for a T-shirt dress that's perfect with a pair of leggings.

No serger required! You'll just need a regular sewing machine! :)

New to sewing with knits? I've designed this pattern for you, and included 10 pages of fully-illustrated tutorials on how to sew with'll learn the basics from choosing fabrics all they way to tips on sewing with pre-ruffled fabric. There's also a "Resources" section so you can find great knit fabrics and other notions.

The pattern pieces are computer-drafted and designed to print properly on either A4 or U.S. Letter-sized paper. Both U.S./Imperial measurements and metric equivalents are used throughout.

Birdsong™ is dedicated to creating accurate patterns, tutorials, and e-books. This pattern was thoroughly tested by several home sewists. You'll enjoy this if you're new to knits or an experienced sewist!

by J. Duggan
on June 1st, 2015

My first time making a knit t-shirt with thin knits and it turned out great. The elastic in the shoulders caused some trouble with my machine, but the problem was with the machine, no the pattern. Great detailed instructions and the shirt turned out perfectly.


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Please see the measurement charts included in the photo section to determine the size to sew; fabric requirements are also shown in the charts.

Other Supplies:
*Sewing machine capable of doing a zigzag stitch
*1/4”-wide (5-6 mm) clear elastic (recommended), *Strips of all-bias fusible knit stabilizer
*Polyester thread
*Stretch needle
*Ballpoint pins
*Other regular sewing supplies like scissors, iron, etc.