Elliot Tee Helen's Closet

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My Elliot Tees

Elliot Tee Helen's Closet

Give me ALL THE ELLIOT TEES! I feel like the sweater view of the Elliot Sweater & Tee gets most of the focus, so today I want to share my collection of Elliot Tees! I love this raglan shirt pattern for tees. The relaxed sleeve fit is ideal for my personal style and it is sooo comfortable to wear. You can make it in a wide range of fabrics, including cotton jersey, ITY knit, rib knit, and bamboo knit. The best part? It is SO FAST to sew!

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My Striped Elliot Tee

This is the original Elliot tee from the photoshoot in 2018! I still wear this once a week or more if I can. The fabric is from La Mercerie a while back and I just love the cream colour with the dark stripes. It is a smaller size than I would make now, but it still fits great. You can see how it is tighter than the other Elliot tees in this post. You can size up or down depending on your desired look! I love to pair it with my Dawn Jeans for a modern, retro-inspired style.

Alterations: None
Fabric: Cotton Jersey Knit from La Mercerie

Striped Elliot Tee, Raglan Shirt Pattern
Striped Elliot Tee

My ‘Faces’ Tee

This is currently my favourite wardrobe item. I can’t get enough of this adorable faces print by Lady McElroy! I got this jersey from Blackbird Fabrics and I have it in white, too. Clearly I need to make another Elliot Tee! I love wearing this with jeans but today I have it paired with an upcoming pattern (SNEAK PEAK!). These are woven joggers made in a hemp cotton canvas and I wear them constantly. I can’t wait to share more about this new pants pattern soon! 😉

Alterations: Shortened sleeves by 2″
Fabric: Viscose Crepe Jersey from Blackbird Fabrics

Elliot Tee, Raglan Shirt Pattern
Elliot Tee

My Rib Knit Lounge Top

This rib knit from Blackbird Fabrics may be one of the softest fabrics I have ever felt! It is really drapey and it feels like instant relaxation to me. I decided to make a larger, longer, split hem tee and lengthen the sleeves for max coziness. I love how this turned out and I will be wearing it loads! It pairs especially well with my new Avery Leggings – tutorial for this mesh blocking coming soon!

Alterations: Sized up, lengthened sleeves by 8″. Lengthened the body and added side slits.
Fabric: Modal rib knit from Blackbird Fabrics

Elliot Tee with lengthened sleeves, , Raglan Shirt Pattern
Elliot Tee with lengthened sleeves
Elliot Tee with lengthened sleeves

My Bamboo Jersey Tee

It is hard to describe the amount of heft this Bamboo Jersey has! I love the structure it gives the Elliot tee. I made no changes to the pattern for this version and It makes for a great, everyday, striped tee. Paired here with a new pair of Avery Leggings in a pink athletic knit. Feeling very cheerful in this look!

Alterations: None
Fabric: Thick Bamboo Jersey from Earth Indigo

Striped Elliot Tee, Raglan Shirt Pattern
Striped Elliot Tee
Striped Elliot Tee

My Grey ‘Rolled Cuff’ Tee

This was a standard Elliot originally, but the grey knit I used was giving me classic boyfriend tee vibes. I wanted to roll up the cuffs but they kept coming unrolled! I decided to turn the cuff up 3-4 times and then topstitch it in place to get a permanent roll on the sleeve. It means the cuffs are heavy and structured which I really like. I also love wearing this tee tied in the front! Sew cute!

Alterations: Rolled Cuffs and Topstitched
Fabric: Grey linen/poly blend knit from Blackbird Fabrics

Elliot Tee with Cuffs, Raglan Shirt Pattern
Elliot Tee with Cuffs
Elliot Tee with Cuffs

I hope you enjoyed checking out my tee collection! These certainly won’t be my last Elliot Tees. If you have tried the sweater version, I encourage you to try the tee, too! You might just love it as much as I do! 🙂

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Helen Wilkinson is the designer and founder of Helen's Closet Patterns. She also co-hosts the Love to Sew Podcast! Helen is obsessed with all things sewing and strives to share her passion and knowledge with the sewing community.

8 Comments on “My Elliot Tees”

  1. I am definitely going to try the Elliot now, I have had the pattern for some time and was pushed down my pattern pile, not any more…. to make T-shirt’s is one of my 20 for 2020

  2. My first time on this site, ordered the apron and tee. Do you make any tees with vneck? I’m just getting back into sewing after YEARS of not sewing, so will try and modify the pattern to make a vneck.

    1. Hi Dorothy! Thanks so much for purchasing our patterns! We do not have a v-neck tee at the moment but would recommend the Lark Tee by Grainline Studio!

  3. Thanks for reminding me I have a fantastic tee shirt pattern already in my pattern library! Raglans fit me better than a set in sleeve, so I need to give this a try!

  4. Hello “elliot hackers”has anyone hacked to make the elliot into an open front.. I cut out my Elliot and it was so big around the shoulders and neck…I took a tuck in the centre back, that helped a bit, then found I couldn’t get ribbing to match my fleece so now what! Lol I cut straight up the centre front…but just not sure how to do facings…hoping some one else may have done them …HELP

    1. Hi Sheila! This sounds cool – like an Elliot cardigan! I would suggest finishing the front edge by turning it under twice and topstitching. It may be too late in this project to add a facing.

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