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Rio T-shirt Kit

Classic Navy and Crisp White

The perfect basic style tee that is easy to wear and style, our Mayg&g Sewing Society kit includes everything you need to make not one but two versions of the True Bias Rio Ringer T-shirt.

If you have been looking to build up your handmade wardrobe, the Rio is the perfect basic style tee that is easy to wear and style in so many ways. Pair it with a fancy, swishy summer skirt, layer it up underneath your dungarees or keep it classic with a pair of jeans and a cardy, the Rio is one that you will want to make again and again in all the colours!

This ringer style t-shirt has a semi-fitted cut that fits around the bust and skims the waist and hips. The ribbing around the crew neckline and short sleeves give it a slightly retro feel. Keep it simple or switch up with ribbing colours for a traditional ringer style.

We have paired a classic crisp white and classic navy blue organic cotton jersey with matching ribbing for this kit. These jerseys are lovely and soft and super comfy to wear. The simple design and solid fabric would be a perfect base for making a slogan tee or in the crisp white you could try out some dying techniques.

Choose between two fabric length options above and let us know what size range of the pattern you would prefer to customise the kit contents for what you need.

This pattern size range is from US 0-30. Within this range there are two sub ranges: the B-cup is US 0-18 and the D-cup is US 14-30.

If you are unsure about what dressmakers cup size you are, please check out this article and note that it is different to what bra size you might wear.

  • The PDF digital file for the True Bias Rio Ringer T-shirt and dress* (Size range: US 0-30 Bust 32" - 57.5") *The link to the pdf files the instruction booklet, A0 pattern and A4 print at home pdf for ALL sizes and variations will be contained in your order confirmation email.
  • A0 print out of the True Bias Rio Ringer T-shirt and dress in your chosen size range* Choose between the 0-18 B Cup size range OR the 14-30 D Cup size range from the drop down above.
  • Jersey Fabric - select from option below. The 'Up to US size 24' will contain 1m of navy fabric, 1m of white fabric, 0.25m of navy ribbing and 0.25m of white ribbing fabric. The 'Up to US size 30' will contain 1.7m of navy, 1.7m of white fabric, 0.25m of navy ribbing and 0.25m of white ribbing. These quantities are based on the requirements for the t-shirt version.
  • 2 reels Matching Gutermann Sew All Thread
  • Prym Jersey Sewing Machine Needles
  • Prym Seam Tape Interfacing
  • Sew in woven label - Made by me with g&g
  • A physical print out of the instruction booklet will NOT be included. You can view the instruction booklet on your device at home, print it out at home, or add the 'printed pattern instructions' product (see link below) to your order and we will print it for you.

Alongside the purchase of this kit you will receive access to a Laurens exclusive YouTube video to be used alongside the pattern instructions. She shares her hints and tips for getting a lovely finish including how to stretch out and sew the neckband on without drag lines, how to cut out striped fabric and match stripes, how to work with ribbing fabric, how to use the same fabric as the main fabric for the neckband and sleeve hems and how to deal with jersey fabric that rolls and curls.

The video has over 30 minutes of footage, sectioned out with time stamps/chapters for easy reference and navigation.

The link to the video will be contained in your order confirmation email along with the pdf files, please please file this safely for future reference.

This pattern is aimed at an 'Advanced Beginner'. The neckband is the trickiest part but as long as you follow the tips in the video and use plenty pins you'll be fine!

To complete this project you'll need a basic sewing tools, find out what Lauren recommends in this article.

You'll need a sewing machine that can sew with either a stretch stitch or zig zag stitch. An Overlocker is useful but not essential.

If you would like a printed copy of the instructions sent out with your kit, in addition to the PDF copy that you will receive, please see the related products below and add it to your cart as a separate product.

This kit is available for immediate dispatch. Your kit will be wrapped in tissue and beautifully presented in recyclable packaging.

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