Isosceles Tee Inspiration

This week I released the ISOSCELES T-Shirt sewing pattern – a shoulder pad tee that creates a modern triangular silhouette when tucked into anything high waisted.

Today I’m here to show you some colour options, and chat about how to successfully pull off the look. To save you time I have done all the searching on the internet for you!

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I don’t think you can go wrong making this top in white, it is crisp and modern and suits the silhouette perfectly. Pair it with faded denim for a casual summer vibe, or sleek black pants for a cool monochrome look. I adore the outfit at top right with those black leather pants! A white Isosceles will team well with all shades of tan and camel too.

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Another obvious choice is black, it will always look super chic and match everything in your closet. Try it with classic ivory pleat front trousers, khaki cargo pants, or combine with colour such as sienna, burgundy or forest. Oh, and don’t forget black itself!

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Pick any shade of camel for the ultimate Isosceles. Chic camel pairs beautifully with all tones from cream to tan, contrasts classily with black, and compliments all shades of denim. For a more streetwise look choose khaki – look how well this shape works with a utility midi skirt (a mini would rock too!), and that oversize blazer! 🖤🖤

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If naturals aren’t your thing, colour might your answer, so here are more thoughts. Most pastels match readily with jeans, and work a treat with shades of camel. If you want to create a genuine 80’s vibe, go bright. See how the styling can suit the office, or the beach!

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This shape lends itself well to a stripe too, big, small or Breton. Play with pattern as well for a truly individual muscle tee – I can’t stop thinking of that tiger stripe version, and imagine leopard would look just as amazing. You could channel Debbie Harry with silver lame, or even experiment with tie dye effects.

Now, I haven’t even touched on the potential of florals, or velvet, but maybe your stash will inspire! You can even lengthen it into a super cool t-shirt dress!

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What amazes me about ISOSCELES is how much of a workhorse it is – it just seems to go with everything. You can even leave out the shoulder pads for a regular muscle tee look. You’ll find more inspiration at #isoscelestee from sewers on instagram over the coming weeks. I really can’t wait to see your versions!

Which is your favourite look, and what would you sew isosceles in?

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