Glacial Tee / Skivvy (PDF Digital Pattern)
The Glacial Tee/Skivvy (Pattern #203)
This is first 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.
This is a classic base layer. Chic, super high neckline, streamline shape with a subtle shirt-tail hemline. The broader shoulder line and sculpted armhole gives this wardrobe essential a modern point of difference. Designed with requirements of Merino Knits in mind. Maximise the Glacial's snuggly, thermal potential of this style.
Working with Merino knits to develop this pattern the tightness has been adjusted on different areas of the body to create a neat fit around the armhole and shoulder without unessesary cling throughout the lower arm or body. A pure cotton will produce a softer shape for an effortless look.
Three neck band options;
Narrow, Crew and Skivvy. Note that a Rib Knit contrast is required for the Crew option.
Three sleeve lengths;
3/4, Bracelet, Knuckle.
Three body lengths;
High Hip – for a high waisted tuck (no fabric bunching).
Long – comfortable perfect layering.
Extra long – defence against the chill.
The Glacial Tee / Skivvy was designed for Merino Knits which have a high memory and suit extra shaping for a well fitting form. The Glacial Tee / Skivvy can be made in other fibres with a stretch ratio of 20% or more.
Merino Knits & Merino Interlock.
All other natural fibre Knits with a minimum of 20% stretch.
Rib Knits are useable but will come out larger.
For Crew Neck option use Rib contrast for neck band.
Fabric with high Lycra content isn't recommended 0-5% is best.
All sleeve and body lengths.
Fabric Width - 200 cm x 95 cm
Fabric Width - 150 cm x 160 cm
Fabric Width - 120 cm x 170 cm
Shortest sleeve and body lengths.
Fabric Width - 200 cm x 80 cm
Fabric Width - 150 cm x 135 cm
Fabric Width - 120 cm x 135 cm
Ball point / Stretch, sewing machine needles.
Vilene bias stay tape.
Wooly Nylon thread and/or twin needles.
A4 (print at home )x 36 pages
A0 (copy shop) x 2 pages
A4 x 3 pages.
The body of our Step by Step instructions on sewing Knit Tee's is available on the blog Technique Fantastique - Here
The Glacial a multisized pattern from size 6 -16 based on Australian sizing.
Our sizing system is 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.
Pattern Fantastique patterns are currently available in PDF format. This means we can email them to you where ever you are in the world! No shipping, just the magic of cyber space.
When you purchase a pattern, we'll email you two PDFs in a zip file: a pattern and an instruction booklet.
To assemble the PDF into your sewing pattern, print and tape the pages together, like the easiest jigsaw you have ever made. We have little maps (circled in pink below) on each page to illustrate the order.
Our core sizes are 8-16, although we add sizes 6 and 18 to free fitting styles. These are noted in the product descriptions.
The pattern instructions have detailed notes on how to choose the best size for you.
Shoulder to shoulder
|HPS* to knee||107||108.5||110||111.5||113||114.5||116|
|HPS to hip||67.4||68.2||70||70.8||71.6||72.4||73.2|
|HPS to waist||42||42.5||43||43.5||44||44.5||45|
Hip: widest part of hip.
High hip: where a hipster waist band would sit.
Shoulder: the bony point of shoulder.
HPS: highest point of shoulder, where shoulder and neck seams join.
Top arm & Thigh: the widest part of the limb.
Most PDF applications will do some sort of resizing when you print your pattern, so you'll need to check the settings before printing to make sure you're printing the pattern to scale. We recommend using Adobe reader we have found it keep all the lines in place the best. its free and you can download it here.
Checking printer settings
In your printer settings dialogue:
- Select the 1st page only for a scale test
- Paper size should be A4
- Under Page Sizing & Handling, check "Actual size"
Measure the test page
Use a ruler to check the measurements of the box on the first page of the pattern. It should be 4cm wide and 2cm high.