the Dachshund Tee


I stumbled upon this a-mazing wiener dog fabric when I was checking out the Girl Charlee website a couple of weeks ago and had to have it!  I could hardly wait to make a cute little everyday tee for Ivy to wear.


I modeled the pattern off of a favorite Gap shirt that she has, and added on the banded waist that I think finishes shirts off so well.  Want the look?  You can find the fabric {here}

This is a quick and easy shirt to make to fit a 5/6.  I can’t wait to bust out a few more!  Here goes:

Pattern: pieces (2 pages) dachshund tee pattern0001dachshund tee pattern0003

-In addition to the front and back pieces and the two sleeve pieces that you  need to cut out on the fold, you’ll also need to cut out:

-2 waist band pieces measuring: 7″ x 14″

-1 neckband pieces measuring: 16″ x 1.5″

When all of your pieces are cut out, this is what you should have:

dachs a1

1.) First step is to serve the two shoulder seams together, with right sides together.  If you don’t have a serger, that’s fine, stitch it with your regular sewing machine, and then finish off the edges with a zig zag stitch, if you want.

dachs b1

2.) Next, match up your shoulder seam with the center of your sleeve, pin in place, and then pin the rest of the sleeve in place with right-sides-together.  Serge and repeat on the other sleeve. dachs c1 dachs d1

3.) Finish off the raw edge of the sleeves with a serger, and then fold under a 1/4″ and using a twin needle, hem the sleeve.

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4.)Match the hemmed edge of the sleeves, the armpit seam and the bottom edge of the tee and serge down the side of the shirt, with right-sides together, starting with the sleeve, and ending at the bottom of the shirt. dachs h1 dachs i1

5.)Waist band: begin with right-sides together.  If you have a directional fabric, like I do, make sure your ‘dogs’ are all with the heads the same direction! dachs j1

6.) Serge the side seams together and then fold in half, length-wise, so that the raw edges meet, and your dogs look like they’re standing on their feet! dachs k1

7.) Line up the side seams and mark the front-center and back-center of the raw edges with a disappearing ink pen. dachs l1

8.) Do the same with the bottom raw edge of your shirt.  (the side seams mark the side centers and mark the front-center and back-center with a disappearing ink pen.) dachs m1

9.) Insert the shirt into the waist band with raw edges meeting raw edges and match up the markings and the side seams.  Pin into place. dachs n1 dachs o1

10.) Starting at the back, serge the 3 layers of fabric, along the raw edges together, pulling the waist band slightly to match the length of the shirt . dachs p1

11.) The Neckband.  The last step is the neck band and you use the same steps as you did for the waist band, just on a smaller scale.  With right-sides together, serge the two short edges together to make a band.

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12.) Fold the band in on itself so that the raw edges meet, and mark the front-center, back center, and two sides with a disappearing ink pen.   Likewise, mark the front and back center of the neck hole. dachs r1

13.) Similar to the waist band, match the markings and pin in place along the neck hole, and starting at the back, serge the 3 raw edges together, pulling the band slightly to match the length of the neck fabric. dachs s1 dachs t1

done! dachs u1


Ivy has gotten so many fun compliments on this shirt!  Such a fun fabric, and such an easy shirt to make!  I hope you love it.

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