Free Pattern: Cecilia Puff Tee

free pattern: cecilia tee OUSM Designs

Fast sews that can also serve as wardrobe staples are a big win. This little girl tee checks both boxes! In the summer when frequent changes are sometimes necessary because kids are running in and out of water and dirt a stack of cute tees that can be made up quick with minimal fabric are a huge plus.

The best part? We’re giving you this pattern free.

The Cecilia Puff tee is sized 12 month to 8 years and is a fully tested. It is designed for knits and features and easy fit with a gathered banded puff sleeve.

It’s a super fast sew! Our testers reported cutting and sewing time took about an hour. Once you’ve made one they’ll likely go even faster 🙂

You can sew it up just as is…..

free pattern: cecilia tee OUSM Designs

Image via Leah

Or add your own embellishment….

free pattern: cecilia tee OUSM Designs

Image via Stephanie

Ready to get started?

You’ll need the pattern.

Download the pattern HERE.

Once you’ve downloaded your pattern you can use the layers option to print just the sizes you want to sew up.


And use the illustrated instructions to sew up your top.


Then make sure to share what you made! We love to see what you came up with. Tag us on Instagram with #ceciliapufftee or @onceuponasewningmachine or @OUSMDesigns. Join our Facebook group and share your work with the group HERE.

Happy Sewing,

Rachel and Donna

Expand your Cecilia:

ADD a long sleeve here. 

Make it a Dress with Pockets. 

{ 16 comments… add one }
  • Cucicucicoo: Ecological Living May 18, 2015, 7:20 am

    I love this pattern! And it’s true- after sewing one, you can just whip out other ones super quickly and definitely under one hour! 🙂 Lisa

  • Sue May 18, 2015, 6:23 pm

    What an adorable shirt !!

  • Amy Mayen May 21, 2015, 12:20 am

    Wow, I love this cute little top and can’t wait to make one! Also love the site design. I had trouble seeing it the other day when you were working on it, that’s why Im just now getting over here. I didn’t have any delay getting my email. Everything looks great to me!

  • Amy May 22, 2015, 2:46 pm

    Very cute ladies! Congrats!!

  • Cindy May 29, 2015, 7:43 pm

    The top is adorable and very girly!:)

  • Pam @Threading My Way June 2, 2015, 8:22 pm

    Very cute and girly with the puffy sleeves. Love the look of the new site!!!

  • Elisa September 14, 2015, 1:44 pm

    Hi! I really love this pattern. Is it still available?

  • lori stafford December 20, 2016, 4:55 pm

    Wonderful site!

  • Beth Hines May 12, 2017, 2:35 pm

    Was so excited to sew this up! Easy and fun and a great basic!
    Thank you!

  • Margaret February 6, 2019, 8:19 am

    I just want to thank you for a great tutorial! I purchased a serger about 6 months ago and are just learning to work with knits. I appreciate your free pattern!
    Thank you very much,

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