11 Stunning Top Patterns to Replace a T-shirt

11 Stunning Top Patterns to Replace your T-shirts

The Callie Top by See Kate Sew. It’s feminine, fitted, and flirty. I love the ruffle on the shoulder and the button-down back. And you can choose between a flutter and short sleeve.


Friday Harbor Dress/Top by Peek-A-Boo Patterns. Simple and classic with a henley neckline and rolled sleeves. I prefer this pattern in the blouse option, and would love to sew it.


Josephine Tunic and Blouse from Made by Rae. I LOVE the blouse version of this. The pin tucks are sweet and the elastic back keeps it flattering and comfy. Total win.


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14 responses to “11 Stunning Top Patterns to Replace a T-shirt”

  1. Diana G Avatar
    Diana G

    Yep the hubs stated for me to get out of tshirts as well. So I went shopping and ended up coming back to my own patterns and making a few.
    Those tops are just adorable and I will pin them for later garment sewing.


    1. Lisa Avatar

      The blessing and curse of sewing. 🙂 Thanks for pinning!

  2. Kristie Avatar

    You already mentioned the Sugar Pop top, I can’t wait to sew that one. I have the Marigold top, which I also can’t wait to sew, mostly because I love the little collar. I think they make you look more dressed up. I love the Anna and the Lucy, those are way cute. One that I have been sewing lately is the easy tee from it’s always autumn. I have done the anthro drop version, with the knit on top and the woven on bottom. It looks fabulous, and it is so simple to wear! I have been loving the high/low option this summer to make it so I don’t have to layer to cover my backside.

    1. Lisa Avatar

      Ooh, I forgot the Marigold! thanks for reminding me. I’ll have to go check out Autumn’s tee–mixing knit and woven is such a fun look.

  3. Jen Avatar

    Oh this is brilliant! I’m loving the inspiration for updating my wardrobe. I haven’t made any of these and I’m usually a total tee-shirt girl but now I’m keen to try these and update my look!

    1. Lisa Avatar

      Oh, I’m glad they’re inspiring you, Jen! It’s so fun to mix things up a little.

  4. Vicky myers Avatar

    What a great idea, I love the look of the Natalie Top. If find it far too easy to stay in my basic T Shirts!!

    1. Lisa Avatar

      I’m loving the Natalie as well–it’s in my “to sew” list!

  5. Havalah Turner Avatar

    All of these are great! I’m totally on a shirt sewing kick right now since having my baby I’m eager for some new shirts.

    1. Lisa Avatar

      Yes! These are great for changing bodies!

  6. Peggy Avatar

    Boy am I sick of tee shirts too! I guess by the end of the summer I see that’s all we’ve been wearing. I love the Natalie and plan to give it a try. Thanks!

    1. Lisa Avatar

      I so agree! I made up the Natalie (I’ll show it next Monday) and it’s a great sew. I hope you get a chance to make one!

      1. Peggy Avatar

        I am looking forward to it. I have a fabric in my stash that I’m thinking will be great so I will be ready. I have enjoyed many of your blog posts and “hacks” and enjoy your style. This should be a fun week! Thanks!

        1. Lisa Avatar

          That is so sweet of you to say–thank you Peggy!

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