Formal Tee’s? Yes Please!

Tie T-ShirtEvery year just before Easter it’s easy to find little suits, dressy shirts, sweater vests and hats. But my guys never thank me for buttoning them into stiff collars and lacing them into dress shoes. So this year, my sister-in-law, Carli and I set out on a quest to make my boys Easter outfits that are dressy without the formal. My boys and I were thrilled with the comfy, cute results. Don’t sew or don’t have time? Not a worry! We had so much fun making them that we didn’t stop at two, so we’ve added a few Tie-Tee’s to our etsy store for purchase!

If you’d like to make your own, you’ll need:

bulletplain tee-shirt

bullet 10 inches of cotton fabric that coordinates with shirt color

bullet 10 inches fusible interfacing

bullet Download Simply Notable Tie-Tee pattern here

Wash and iron shirt and cotton fabric. While the fabric is being laundered, print and cut out the tie pattern.  Iron fusible interfacing onto the wrong side of fabric.  T shirt fabric

Pin the pattern onto the fabric and cut it out.
DIY Tie T-shirt

Remove the pins and pattern and arrange both tie pieces onto the front of shirt, overlapping the top “knot” part of the tie over the bottom long piece by about 1/4″. Pin in place, being careful to pin and sew through the front of the shirt only.
dressy t-shirt

Sew around tie using a zig-zag stitch.

Easter t-shirt

That, my crafty friends, is just how easy it is to make custom Easter tees for your casual crew!


Graham and Corey are certainly happy with theirs! ;-)

T-shirt tutorialFormal T's

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Fine Print: We are absolutely flattered that our crafty friends would want to make cute items from our original copyright patterns to sell in their online shops or brick and mortar stores. We are thrilled to grant that permission. We do, however, request that anywhere the item is for sale, (on each and every online listing OR on each item in your brick and mortar store that a Simply Notable pattern has been used), that you link back to us here at Simply Notable so others can enjoy the same free pattern you utilized. When you sprinkle the Simply Notable love back our way in the form of links, it lets us know how much you appreciate the free patterns we’ve shared. The only hard line we draw here at Simply Notable is that the free patterns themselves absolutely cannot be sold.


& Carli

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  1. Posted March 7, 2013 at 1:49 pm | Permalink

    OMG, they are just too cute (and the t-shirt are nice too). :-)

    • Cindee
      Posted March 7, 2013 at 8:08 pm | Permalink

      Thank you! They certainly keep me busy.

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