Paper Theory Patterns

Paper Theory Patterns Block Tee

Prix régulier £11.00 GBP
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We print out the A0 pattern sheets, but you’ll need to download the digital instructions, as we don’t print these. The PDF files will be emailed immediately after purchase, and the printed A0 pattern sheets will be dispatched next working day.

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Buy the Block Tee sewing pattern from Paper Theory Patterns. The Block Tee (formerly known as the Kabuki Tee) is a modern, oversized t-shirt, designed to look relaxed and feel easy to wear in a woven fabric without restricting movement. The body is much wider than a regular t-shirt and the sleeves are longer than normal, sitting just above the elbow, with the angular armholes being its hallmark feature. The neckline has a hidden binding to complement its minimalist design, and the hem turn ups are extra deep to emphasise its boxy silhouette.

This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following formats:

– PDF (available to download immediately after purchase). What is a PDF?

– PDF pattern + Printed A0 copy shop (We print out the A0 pattern sheets, but you'll need to download the digital instructions, as we don't print these. The PDF files will be emailed immediately after purchase, and the A0 pattern sheets will be dispatched next working day). What is Copy Shop?

Suggested fabrics: The pattern was designed with a woven fabric like linen or cotton in mind, and it works equally well in something light and drapey like a crepe de chine or silk. However it could easily be made in a jersey or stretch fabric with some consideration taken into account for finishing techniques.

Fabric requirements: 115 cm (45") wide fabric: 1.25 - 2.3 m (1.37 - 2.55 yd) // 150 cm (60") wide fabric: 1 - 1.55 m (1.09 - 1.7 yd).

Sizing: UK 6 – 28 (approx. UK 6 – 30, based on our standardised size chart). Please also check the designer’s size chart and finished garment measurements.

PDF pattern includes: Instructions; A4/US letter print-at-home pattern (23 pages); A0 copy shop pattern (1 sheet); US copy shop pattern (1 sheet) // Layers: Yes // Projector file: No.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Mel Forrest
A fantastic 'basic'

The Block Tee is a really useful, wearable garment that also has interesting construction details and is fun to sew. I made my version in a straight size 8 with no alterations and I'm really happy with the fit - it's the perfect amount of 'boxy' for me! The fabric I used is a beautiful silk noil from The New Craft House and the weight and drape works really well with the style of the top. I know that some people are put off making this pattern because of sewing 'those corners', but there is a very useful blog post by Paper Theory with further instructions for this step and it really isn't that bad! Other than that stage, construction is a breeze and this was a quick and satisfying sew - highly recommended!

Tammy Foster
Very cool pattern!

I had some trouble with the sleeves. Ended up seam ripping them both out twice. But I was determined! And this Block Tee is such a cool looking top. It’s roomy and has a lovely drape. Will definitely be making more!

Hannah Hoare
Great pattern for a total beginner

This was my very first make and it was great. I watched the video on right-angled corners which was really helpful. I managed to cut and make it in a day/afternoon and it was super satisfying and confidence-building for this beginner! Might make another one.

Geri In Stitches
Boxy Tee for Woven Fabrics

A boxy, roomy tee for woven fabrics. It has kimono sleeves with a great geometric detail of right-angled corners where the sleeves are attached to the bodice at around the bust area. I sized down because there's quite a bit of ease drafted in. I used a viscose linen that I self-dyed with shibori techniques. For a more detailed review and a look into how I dyed the fabric, go to my blog: Geri In Stitches

Shirley Scott
Nice but difficult

Firstly this was my first time purchasing a PDF pattern. I have decided, I will never purchase one again. The test page was correct when printed but I found that some of them didn't quite match up. I also found the markings for the notches inadequate. Very small and not clear at all. I also thought that the price of the pattern was far too expensive. I made my version of the Kabuki Tee with cheap material as I didn't want to waste good material as reviews had said it was hard to do around the armholes. I even watched a you tube video on how to do the right angle for the armholes but I still messed up. The armholes looked bad. The overall appearance wasn't too bad but none of the notches that I placed on my fabric matched any of the other notches except for the back armholes for both sleeves. I wish this pattern was in a paper format and I would love it if Paper Theory would do a full video on how to do the Kabuki Tee from start to finish. I know you can send it off to be printed using the AO version but that makes this even more expensive. I may make this again, or it may stay in a PDF folder all on it's own, never to surface ever again. However, if I do make it again, I will place another review to let you all know how it went.