RIO RINGER T-SHIRT
The PDF Pattern journey continues and I’m feeling good about this so far. I think the best part is that I’m happy to be able to support the Independent Pattern Designers. Today I’m sharing a Rio Ringer T-shirt Pattern Review.
I sewed this one before I made the Southport Dress for my birthday. This t-shirt was the first purchase I made from True Bias Patterns. It’s the only one that I printed at home because I only had to print 16 pages. I’m thinking 20 pages will be the limit for me. Anything beyond that will be sent to the copy shop.
Along this journey into sewing Indie Patterns, I’m also focusing on making more casual pieces for everyday wear. I’m not really going any place where I need to get all dressed up, but I still want to look cute when I go to the grocery store or run errands. Even sitting around at home, I feel better when I look nice.
This t-shirt will probably be in heavy rotation because I have several casual bottom pieces that I can wear with it. I’m definitely planning to sew another one because it’s that good. But next time, I’m planning to lower the neckline.
The Rio Ringer pattern includes a t-shirt and dress. It’s available in sizes 0 – 30. There’s also a Mini Rio Ringer pattern for kids. Size breakdown for adult sizes is 0-18 and 18-30. The 18-30 is available in PDF and paper copy. The others are available as PDF only.
The pattern is pretty straight forward and easy to sew. There are only 5 pattern pieces required for the t-shirt and dress. The designer recommends Advanced Beginner sewing skills to make the shirt. I think the only part that will give a new beginner trouble is attaching the binding on sleeves and neckline. It’s not difficult, but requires precision in pressing and stitching.
I’ve created a Pattern Review on my YouTube Channel, along with 5 different styling options for the t-shirt.
Before you go, check out these awesome Ringer Tees and Dress created by some of our other sew sisters.