I was very excited to test a pattern by a designer who was new to me. Duck Butt Designs hasn’t been around for long, but she is taking the pdf pattern world by storm lately. Her designs are fresh, intesting, and gender neutral. The Panel Pocket Tee is no exception.
When you download your pattern you will notice that there are very few pages to print, which is always a bonus in my book! The piece closest to the neckband has cutting lines for the front and back. I left just a tiny bit of the neckline uncut and was able to just fold it back but keep it connected to use again. There are a lot of pieces to the pattern, but honestly this is why I like it so much! The yellow prints on this top were truly the smallest of scraps in my bin. Even the back of the shirt were scraps…which isn’t really noticable since I used the same fabric…but I would not have had enough to make it all one solid color even if I could have! The front of the top fits most printed panels. My panel was from Kiddie Prints. The rest of the fabric was from Eurogirls.
Once you plan out your color scheme and cut your fabric the rest is pretty easy. The directions are very clear and photos depict each step along the way. My top sewed up very quickly. I really think it too me longer to pick my fabric placement than anything else!
Right now the pattern only goes up to size 6…but I have heard rumors larger sizes will eventually be available. Thank goodness since my oldest daughter absolutely loves the style of this top!
Right now you can get this pattern and her others for 25% off with the coupon code “TEEPOT”. Check out her other designs while you are there!