• Londa

Two T's = EZ Raglan Peasant Top

Updated: Mar 6, 2019





Two T-Shirts from my stash of T's transformed into this top in about 45'!

I'm always searching and testing projects for my Sunroom Sewing Studio students - and I came across a printout from somewhere.


Both T-Shirts were XL men's. The main idea here is to make this Quick & EZ by utilizing the hems of both T's: one T for the body, and the other T for the sleeves. The original T-shirt hems become the hems of the Body and the Sleeves, respectively.








To the right I've shared what I had originally printed and kept in my file.....but, alas, there is NO source listed anywhere. Thus, I am letting you know that this is NOT my original idea.


Please, if this looks familiar to you and you know the creator, do Comment and let me know so that I can give appropriate credit.


On with my How-To's, expanded from the original........


CUT THE BODY

Use a Basic knit top pattern (of course, I'm using my Terrific T Pattern available both Printed and PDF).

1. Fold ENTIRE T-Shirt in half at centers.

2. I offset the center front of my Front Pattern Piece to gain more width in the body. I did NOT cut along the bottom hemline because I wanted to UTILIZE that hemline finish! I used the armhole from my pattern, cutting up higher, and I cut straight across the top from the centers over to the armhole.


CUT SLEEVES

From the 2nd T-Shirt, ALSO folded entirely in half along the centers (yes, 4 layers thick), cut as follows.