Saltbox Tee or Tank

Blueprints for Sewing

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Buy the Saltbox Tee or Tank sewing pattern from Blueprints for Sewing. The Saltbox Tee or Tank is inspired by a colonial home with an odd, asymmetrical roof line. It features a pieced bodice in front and back, side vents at the hem, and a boat neck.

Great for a beginner, the tee (Version 1) features short sleeves that are easy to set in due to having minimal sleeve cap ease and a slightly dropped shoulder. The tank (Version 2) has a nicely cut armhole and small straps, finished with bias facing.

The cut of Saltbox is relaxed, and as a result, it only comes in five sizes. Take it in a bit here and there, or wear it loose. It has no darts, but instructions are given for a FBA (full bust adjustment) that adds darts to the top.

Saltbox is also a great stashbuster! Requiring as little as 1/2 yard for one of the contrasting fabric choices, you can use up those precious small cuts you’ve been hanging onto.

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

– PAPER (next working day dispatch on orders and FREE UK delivery over £50)

– 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: Medium weight fabrics, such as quilting cotton, chambray, linen blends, rayon challis. Also lightweight fabrics, such as voile, lawn, double gauze, crepe de chine, charmeuse.

Fabric requirements:

Version 1 – Main (Shoulder/Sleeve)
44″ (112 cm) wide fabric: 1/2 – 3/4 yard (0.5 – 0.7 m)
54″ – 60″ (137 – 152 cm) wide fabric: 1/2 – 5/8 yard (0.5 – 0.6 m)

Version 2 – Main (Shoulder/Sleeve)
44″ – 60″ (112 – 152 cm) wide fabric: 1/2 – 5/8 yard (0.5 – 0.6 m)

Versions 1 and 2 – Contrast Body
44″ (112 cm) wide fabric: 3/4 – 1 1/4 yards (0.7 – 1.2 m)
54″ – 60″ (137 – 152 cm) wide fabric: 3/4 – 7/8 yard (0.7 – 0.8 m)

Sizing: A/B – I/J (approx. UK 8 – 20). Please check the size chart and finished garment measurements.

Notions: Thread // Version 1: Lightweight fusible interfacing // Version 2: 2 yards of 1/2″ single fold bias tape.

PDF pattern includes: Illustrated instructions; print-at-home pattern; A0 copy shop file.

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Additional information

Fabric

Cottons / Chambray / Lawn / Quilting, Rayon / Viscose / Crepe, Linen

Size

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

Sewing level

Confident Beginner

Make time

Half a day

Pattern format

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

PDF Printing

33 pages, 9 pages (sleeveless shoulder pieces)

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