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.

Rio Ringer T-shirt Pattern Review

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.

Rio Ringer T-shirt Pattern Review
Styled with my Hudson Pants by True Bias

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.

Rio Ringer T-shirt Pattern Review
Dressed up with a lace skirt and pearls

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.

Fabric I used for the t-shirt is leftovers from this dress. I wore this on the last vacation with my husband. It was his retirement trip. We took a Viking River Cruise along the Danube River. This photo was taken on the boat. It’s one of the last photos he took.

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.

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This Post Has 14 Comments

  1. Maureen

    This t-shirt is beautiful. Thank you for sharing your knowledge. Did you have any issues with the sleeve fit. I feel it is very snug even after doing an increase in the bicep.


    Each one is very nice. I love the fabric. You look so nice in each.

  3. Kesha Nicole

    Each look looks so comfortable and stylish! Love what you did with this pattern and the fabric. Fabulous!

    1. Anita Morris

      Thank you so much Kesha! It’s very comfortable.

  4. Deana

    Anita, these all look terrific!! I would love to know what pattern you used for your yellow ribbed tank in the pic above. Super simple and super cute.

    1. Anita Morris

      Thank you Deana. I used New Look 6458 for the top and it’s still in print.

      1. Deana

        Thank you so much for taking the time to reply! It’s going on the list!

  5. Jenna Blaustein

    I am interested in purchasing knit fabric, do you have a link anywhere in your blog so you can get credits/a percentage?

    Thank you

    1. Anita Morris

      Thank you so much for asking, Jenna. Yes, there is a banner in the side bar. Just click on that affiliate link and I will get credit for your purchase. I really appreciate your support.

    1. Anita Morris

      Thank you so much Rachel. I used a rib knit for the neck and arm bindings. I share all the details in the video.

  6. Adrienne

    I love that print on you, and your ringer is cute! The contrast on the neck and sleeves is perfect. I like the idea of lowering the neckline too. Heading over to watch your styling video, because I’ve recently nailed down my TNT tee, and I could use some more ideas! Thanks!

    1. Anita Morris

      Awesome Adrienne. There’s nothing better than having a TNT. Have fun sewing all the fabulous t-shirts.

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