Kabuki Tee

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Buy the Kabuki Tee sewing pattern from Paper Theory Patterns. 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 kimono 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 would work equally well in something light and drapey like a crepe de chine or silk.

Fabric requirements: 115 cm wide fabric: 1.8 m // 150 cm wide fabric 0.9 – 1.1 m.

Sizing: UK 8 – 20. Please check the size chart.

Ability level: Advanced Beginner. The armholes are square and sewing right angles may be a new technique for some beginner sewists – however there is a video on the Paper Theory blog to guide those who are unfamiliar with this technique.

PDF pattern includes: Print-at-home pattern file (19 pages); A0 copy shop file (1 page); instructions (8 pages).

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Additional information


Cottons / Chambray / Lawn / Quilting, Rayon / Viscose / Crepe, Linen, Silk / Satin / Sateen

Make time

Half a day

Sewing level

Confident Beginner


UK 8 / US 4 / EU 36, UK 10 / US 6 / EU 38, UK 12 / US 8 / EU 40, UK 14 / US 10 / EU 42, UK 16 / US 12 / EU 44, UK 18 / US 14 / EU 46, UK 20 / US 16 / EU 48

Pattern format

PDF, PDF pattern + Printed copy shop (+£7.00)

PDF Printing

19 pages

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