I absolutely love this Burda 6820 t-shirt pattern. I have made view “B” and “C” several times over the years and it is one of the patterns we have used in our T-Shirt class. I have done a sew-along with this pattern years ago; however, in revisiting this pattern in our IG Live Session @craftedspaces, we shared some fun and interesting ways to modify or embellish or modify the design.
I recommend measuring the pattern pieces to confirm which pattern size you need and to identify if any changes are needed to the pattern. I have made adjustments to the pattern to make it longer through the bust area. Other adjustments are very easy to make to further enhance your body. Overall, the pattern is easy to follow and the finished t-shirt fits really well. I love that this pattern dose not have a seam down the center of your back, which is often a feature in other t-shirt patterns. The neckline sits nicely and is not too low or too high. The long sleeve length is my favourite, because it gives you great length for your arms and can be easily adjusted for the length of your arms.
The pattern suggest using a two-way stretch jersey. I have selected several different jersey or knit fabrics for my projects, and I have been happy with the results. You can choose to pre-wash your fabric if you like, especially if you think there is the possibility of further shrinkage. This is a fitted t-shirt, so I recommend prewashing any fabric that has a high natural fiber count to take as much shrinkage out of the fabric prior to sewing.
This is an easy pattern; however, I listed it as a beginner to intermediate, because it is not a first time project and “super easy” can be misleading in that sense. If you have done some sewing before and will like to try a t-shirt pattern, then it is a “super easy” pattern to start with.
Difficulty Level: Beginner to Intermediate
- Working With Knits
- Knit Facing
- Top Stitching
Materials We Used:
- Cotton Spandex Knit
- Thread to match
I used my serger for the majority of this project. I also used my sewing machine with a stretch twin needle to hem. If you do not have a serger, you can use a stretch stitch needle on your sewing machine along with a small zig zag stitch or a stretch stitch setting for your regular seams. You can finish off your hems using a twin stretch needle. If your fabric is particularly stretchy, then a walking foot can be useful.
I hope you found this information helpful. Check out the IG Live video @craftedspaces and visit the original t-shirt sew-along, and let us know how you would change things.
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