Käthe is a casual summer shirt that is ideal for patching different fabrics. The flared hem gives the shirt the A-silhouette and the dividing seams ensure a good fit.

Length at center back = 66-72 cm

In these instructions, Käthe was sewn from a patterned and a plain jersey.

Required material:

We recommend a flowing and elastic jersey.

Size 34-42 jersey 1.30 m 140cm wide
Size 44-50 jersey 1.50 m 140cm wide


Cut out the pattern pieces from your outer fabric. Lay the fabric right side up. Lay the selvedges parallel to the center so that you can lay the front piece on the fold. The pattern pieces should all be face up. Always align the grain arrow on all pieces in the same direction and parallel to the selvedge of the fabric. Transfer all the notches from the pattern through a 3mm long incision with scissors or chalk. Pinch the seam allowance in the fold of the fabric because this is always a center. Markings define positions of dart ends, pocket positions, and much more. Transfer these either with chalk or pins.

You need from fabric:

  • 1x front part in break
  • 2x back piece in opposite directions
  • 2x side part in opposite directions
  • 2x pass in opposite direction
  • 2x sleeves in opposite directions
  • 1x neck strip

Sewing instructions:

To sew this t-shirt you need a sewing machine and an overlock sewing machine, alternatively you can use the zigzag stitch on your sewing machine to finish the raw edges.

Be sure to use a jersey needle and use a stretch stitch, i.e. if you are sewing with a home sewing machine you should use either a zigzag stitch or the tripartite elastic stitch and then all seam allowances again with a zigzag stitch or another appropriate stitch neaten so they don't fray. In addition to the description, the colorful lines in the pictures show you where a seam needs to be sewn or something to be glued.
When sewing, pay attention to the seam allowance included in the pattern. Seam allowances that are not specially marked are 1 cm wide!
Happy sewing!

Sew the side pieces to the front piece and neaten the seam allowances.

Sew the back pieces together at the center back and neaten the seam allowances. Now you can also sew the back side parts to the back part and neaten the seam allowances together.

Now sew the yoke to the back piece using the snaps (double snaps in the back) and neaten the seam allowances together.

Next comes the yoke on the front part, neaten the seam allowances here again.

Before you close the sleeve seam, you can trim the hem and iron 1.5 cm wide. This simplifies the processing for you.

To close the sleeve seam, unfold the ironed hem again. Then neaten the seam allowances back together. The sleeve is sewn into the appropriate armhole using the snaps and the seam allowances are neatened back together.

Now stitch the sleeve hem at 1.2 cm.

The hem of the T-shirt is also trimmed, ironed 1.5cm and stitched through at 1.2cm.

Close the neck strip to form a round and place lengthways in the fold. The right side is outside. Using the snaps, sew the neckline strip right sides together at the neckline. The seam of the stripe is at the shoulder snap. Finally neaten the seam allowance and iron into the body, then stitch the edge onto the body.

Your KÄTHE is ready ! 

If you don't know what to do, or if you have any questions, please send us an email to info@schnittmuster-berlin.de. We will answer you as soon as possible. 

Have a lot of fun with your new designer piece! 

Sincerely, your Dagmar and Ellen.

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