The LA BREA tee is named after La Brea Avenue in Los Angeles. It was in a vintage shop there that I found myself drawn to a rack of 80s throwback knit t-shirts with grown-on sleeves and bound necklines. I remembered wearing this style as a child and I couldn't wait to get back home and sew one up for myself.

Although LA BREA will fit your "basic tee" needs, it's got plenty of interesting details! LA BREA was drafted for both woven and knit fabrics, each resulting in a completely different look. Raw edges are neatly worked away with French seams and bias facing. Not familiar with these yet? No worries - the instructions guide you smoothly through the steps. Perhaps most exciting, though, is that this pattern comes in 18 different layered and nested sizes, each with a B-cup and D-cup options. Additional tips on fitting and adjustments are included in the pattern instructions, meaning that you can easily create a LA BREA to fit YOUR beautiful body and personal style.

approx. US size 0 to 36W
halfmoon ATELIER 
patterns do not follow standard sizing charts, but newer patterns, including the LA BREA tee, range from a full bust of 76cm to 160cm (30" to 63") and a full hip of 86cm to 170cm (33.75" to 67"). Information on sizing, as well as final garment measurements, are included in the instruction booklet.

View A 
is most suited to light- to mid-weight knits, without additional lycra or elastane, such as 100% cotton, linen, hemp or modal knits, etc. If you'd prefer to use a stretch knit (eg. 95% cotton, 5% elastane), size down 1 or 2 sizes. View A requires between 80cm to 170cm (7/8yard to 1-7/8yard), depending upon fabric width and pattern size. Specific requirements are included in the pattern instructions, as well as in a table at the end of this product description. 

View B is most suited to light- to mid-weight wovens, such as cotton, linen, rayon, silk, double gauze, etc. The drape of the fabric will change the look of the final garment. View B requires between 70cm to 150cm (3/4yard to 1-5/8yard), depending upon fabric width and pattern size. Specific requirements are included in the pattern instructions, as well as in a table at the end of this product description.

As the same pattern pieces work for both views, feel free to get creative and mix up the features! 

Coordinating thread, bias tape, ball-point or stretch needle.

Beginner | Adventurous Beginner (view B is most suited to Beginners)

This pattern will be printed and dispatched to you once you have placed your order. It contains 2 x A0 Pattern Page. You can choose if you want to receive the instructions as a emailed file or for a small additional fee they can be printed for you too.

We conserve paper by printing on both sides of the A4 paper for the instructions.

The Pattern will be dispatched in a Kraft String and Washer Envelope that has the Pattern sticker on the front which is perfect for using to store you pattern in once sewn.

All our Patterns are sent 1st Class Post with Royal Mail.

My name is Meghann Halfmoon. I am the designer and creator behind the sewing pattern label HALFMOON ATELIER. I believe that simple design and simple choices can have a big impact: on the way we feel, on the way we live and on the world! However, choosing fashionable, socially conscious products is still harder than it should be. I can help make it easier.

Well-made foundation pieces help simplify our lives. We need less, but they add more to our closet and leave us feeling polished and put together for all occasions. We can also have a positive influence on the world by choosing to sew with sustainably and ethically made fabrics. By using ethically sourced fabric, we are helping the people – mainly women – who create our textiles. It’s just a drop in the bucket, but that bucket is full of millions of little drops.

My mission is to design simple, unique sewing patterns and facilitate sewists to source sustainable, ethical, organic and fair trade fabric as a small step toward my vision of a world in which sustainable, ethical production is simply standard.

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