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Equinox Tee

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The Equinox Tee is a reinvention of a classic 60’s tee. Pair with your fave jeans whilst channelling today’s Jane Birkin. 

The neckline is widened to a subtle boat neck leading into a dropped shoulder with bold, round sleeve caps. Skimming over the bust and dropping straight to high hip with no waist shaping. A slightly cropped body length with subtle curved hem line finishing just below the high hip.

The two sleeve options include the classic cap with a generous hem width, or a very cute bell flare, landing at bracelet length. Giving an easy to wear basic a unique edge. This will be high rotation, wardrobe favourite.  

This is second style for a series of patterns with printless instructions. The blog hosts a set of linked, photo rich, instructions on how to make a Tee-Shirt from 'What stitch to choose' to 'Inserting a knit neck band'. Not only do we get to save paper but this series all come at a lower price point.  Start with Tee-Shirt Construction.


Two neck band options;
Narrow & Crew.
Note that a Rib Knit contrast is required for the Crew option.

Two sleeve lengths;
Cap & Bracelet.

One body length;
High Hip - The pattern finished length is on the pattern. If your high hip is lower or higher alteration is very simple.

Fabric Recommendations.

The Equinox tee suits basic cotton knits, interlock, "rugby knit", merino knit, fleece and french terry are all suitable.

Keep Lycra / Elastane to a minimum 5% or less. Too much stretch makes for a stiff neck band. 

Ponti weights or viscose, silk, linen super drapey knits aren't suited for this pattern.

Fabric Amount

Cap sleeve option;
Fabric Width - 200 cm x 70 cm
Fabric Width - 150 cm x 90 cm 
Fabric Width - 120 cm x 130 cm 

Bell sleeve option;
Fabric Width - 200 cm x 120 cm 
Fabric Width - 150 cm x 130 cm 
Fabric Width - 120 cm x 130 cm 


  • Ball point / Stretch, sewing machine needles.
  • Vilene bias stay tape.
  • Matching thread.
  • Wooly Nylon thread and/or twin needles.

Knit sewing kits are available here 

Beginner - Intermediate.

The body of our Step by Step instructions on Sewing Knit Tee's is available on the blog Technique Fantastique - Here


The Equinox Tee a multisized pattern from size 6 -18 based on Australian sizing. 

Check our comprehensive sizing chart here 

Our sizing system sometimes goes up to an 18 for different styles, the size ranges are defined by what we can currently test for not by what we think is beautiful.