What’s better than cute t-shirt patterns? FREE cute t-shirt patterns! I’ve already made the famous Deer and Doe Plantain a while back, but I wasn’t aware of the Scoop Top by Skirt As Top until I was perusing Pinterest and saw a pin with links to many free t-shirt patterns. Thanks for adding to the addiction, Pinterest!
The Scoop Top is a PDF pattern that has minimal pieces. Keep in mind you also have to draft a neck band yourself as it’s not included on the pattern. It is super easy to print, tape, cut, and sew in a half day. It also helps that there are no sleeve pieces – it’s kind of a kimono style, so no need to fuss with that!
I had some fabric leftover from my Peacock Maxi Dress, so I whipped this up in a matter of hours:
The shirt is printed as one size. I think it’s a M/L and I didn’t make any changes to the sizing. It is a little big on me, so if I make this again, I will probably shave an inch off the sides and possibly raise the neckline. I left off the pocket and added twill tape to the shoulder seams for stabilization. The twill tape also makes the sleeves poke out a little more than they should, but let’s call that a design element. 🙂
It has a high/low hemline which makes for a cute butt flap detail. You all know how much I love butt flaps! If you lengthen the hem, this would be a cute top to wear with leggings.
Excuse the hat – I was having a bad hair day. But I insisted on taking these pictures because the blog must go on! (And I have quite a backlog of projects to photograph, yikes…)
The sleeves and hemline are serged then turned under and stitched. The neck band is sewn onto the shirt then top stitched. I used the “lightning” stitch for the top stitching, but could have gotten away with a straight stitch since the neck hole is pretty large and doesn’t need to stretch to get it over your head.
Well, there’s not a whole lot left to say about this top. It’s easy and fast and fun! So for some fun, here’s an outtake of me running out of ideas for posing:
I’ll catch you later in May! Can you believe Me-Made-May is almost here!? GAWD!