Introducing the Arkie Shirt & Bailee Shorts

Bringing you some double delight because today we’re releasing TWO new patterns! Meet the Arkie Shirt and Bailee Shorts. We love them paired together but there’s no favouritism here because we love them equally as separates too.

First up, let us introduce the Arkie Shirt. We describe Arkie as a hip-length button through with a revere collar, side splits and two lower patch pockets. The boxy silhouette moves effortlessly between contemporary and classic styling and pairs perfectly with pants, jeans and shorts.

This style of shirt is the perfect choice for warmer months. Light, loose and comfortable, we love it for relaxed occasions like holidays, picnics, festivals and casual indoor/outdoor hangs.

In keeping with Arkie’s relaxed factor, there’s no interfacing on the collar and facings, but you can definitely add this in if you prefer a little more structure.

Love Birds silk crepe de chine (above) sold out.

It also looks great worn open with a tank top underneath and works as a cute beach set too. The set below is made up in our Tropical Printed Linen.

Lisa (below) made hers using two panels of this incredible Pucci-esque linen/viscose – July Tree Panel Print – omitting the pockets. She’s wearing it with her Chiara Pants made in Black Pebble Wash Linen.

Gabby’s version (below) is made up in Watermelon Lino.

Level up your Arkie Shirt with Part 2 of today’s pattern release – the Bailee Shorts. In the spirit of gin and tonic, Lennon and McCartney and mac and cheese, Bailee and Arkie are going down one of those all-time perfect pairings.

Pull-on and flared, this pattern features a wide elasticised waist, side pockets, side splits and hem facing.  Comfortable and cool for summer, they’re perfect for resort and casual wear.

Bailee Shorts (above) made in Bedford White Washed Linen

Oh, and let’s not forget the all important sleepwear. This super cute set was made in our Liberty cotton tana lawn Betsy Boo Blue. (also available in Betsy Boo Mustard).

Recommended fabrics for both the Arkie Shirt and Bailee Shorts are fabrics with body and drape. We love it in viscose, silk satin, silk crepe de chine, linen and cotton.

Patterns are sold separately but as a special introductory offer and for two weeks only, you can buy both patterns in a hardcopy bundled pack at the reduced price of $45 (normally $53). PDF bundle pack is $25 (normally $30). Offer ends Tuesday 15th February.

The Arkie Shirt and Bailee Shorts come in (Australian) size ranges 6-22 and are now available in both hardcopy and PDF copy shop/print-at-home versions. UK/EU customers can purchase patterns or pack from our Tessuti Pattern UK website here.

We can’t wait to see your versions and if you’re sharing them with us on Instagram, don’t forget to use the #TessutiPatterns #ArkieShirt and/or #BaileeShorts hashtags.