Day 1

December 2, 2016

By Le’Darien Diaz

💪Making a sleeveless Berlin Tee💪

As many may have seen from my posts, I LOVE the Berlin Tee! It is the cornerstone of my wardrobe and I love the various looks you can achieve from very slight tweaks.

My favorite of these tweaks is the sleeveless hoodie.

Making the sleeveless hoodie is SUPER easy too. It can be done with just a bit of math and a few additional steps. Oh, and it is perfect for those who haven’t had a “White Christmas” in over 15 years.🌇

To go sleeveless, print and cut out your Berlin pattern pieces and hang on to the front and back crew pieces, hood, and tank arm binding.

Next, grab your measuring tape and measure the length of the arm opening on the front pattern piece. (Photos In Comments Below )

“Grab your measuring tape and measure the length of the arm opening on the front pattern piece.”

Now, we math!!! To get the size of your arm binding, multiply the results of your measurement by 85% and save that new number.

Grab your tank binding and mark the calculated length, then fold where you made the mark. I choose folding over cutting here to minimize having to reprint pieces for different types of shirts.

Cut out your fabric and sew your front and back shirt pieces together (stitch both the top and side seams). You will also sew up your modified tank binding pieces using the same instructions as attaching a crew neck band.

Finish up the rest of your Berlin with top stitching, glitter, or whatever else you fancy…and gift!!!

#TobyK3D #DapperDozen #Tobykpatterns #giftguide #DayTwo