The Emerald Isle Tee is not only a fabulous basic, it has options to create some fun color blocking and festive tops. With a three-piece hood, three sleeve lengths, plain or rainbow color-blocked front, and fun appliqués, this pattern is jam packed with fun.
We have a helpful tutorial on adding Appliqués here:
There is even a Blog hack on creating a sleeveless look for this pattern here:
Difficulty: Beginner to Confident Beginner
Techniques Involved: Hemming, Hemming with Elastic, Creating an Elastic Waistband, Adding In-seam Pockets, Colorblocking, Sewing on a curve.
All files are PDF files that can be printed at home on Letter or A4 sized paper. Each pattern includes one file for the pattern and print-at-home pieces, and another file containing the copy shop A0 (33.1″ wide) pattern pieces. We’ve placed the pattern pieces on individual layers so you can print only the size(s) you need, saving you on paper and ink.
This patterned is designed for light to medium wight knits with 50% 4-way strech. For lighter weight fabrics with less recovery, you might want to add light weight stabilizer to the back of the Rainbow pieces to ensure they keep their shape or do not become distorted. If you place to use the applique pieces, adding a light weight fusible stabilizer to the backs will help them keep their shape while applying them. If you are using the drawstring option on the hood, you will want to make sure you have cording of your choice on hand as well as 3/8” eyelets.
- Pins or Clips
- Tape Measure
- Tape or Glue (for piecing pages together)
- Paper & Fabric Scissors
- Rotary Cutter, Mat, and Acrylic Ruler (optional but encouraged)
- Matching All-Purpose Thread
- Universal Needle
- Sewing Machine with zig-zag stitch
- Iron & Ironing Board
- Fabric marking tool
- Safety pin or bodkin
- Seam Ripper