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From the pattern website: "The Classic Polo is a wardrobe staple for any child. With short and long sleeves and an optional pocket your little ones will love wearing this year round. The Classic Polo is perfect for school uniforms, a night out or everyday play."
Babies/Kids 3 month-12 years. I made a 6 month size
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes. There are plenty of pictures (photos) and written instructions included with the pattern. The placket, in particular, is broken down into multiple smaller steps which was helpful since I didn't find it to be a particularly intuitive process to get the placket put together.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love the huge size range for this pattern. It can be really difficult to find patterns for classic basics for boys, especially tiny boys. The PDF went together easily, and the pattern lines are color-coded for each size which makes it easier to trace off a particular size.
Jersey knit from a "mystery bundle", so no info on the exact fiber content. It's a pretty soft and drapey knit, so I'm guessing it's a rayon blend.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
No major alterations, but I did have trouble with getting the front placket put together with such a drapey knit as I was using. After a really sad first attempt, I cut out a new front piece and used a very light fusible interfacing on the front around where the placket would be sewn, extending the interfacing out about an inch all around where the finished placket would be. This really helped to stabilize the area. If I had been using a more stable fabric, this probably wouldn't have been needed.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I probably will sew this one again. This particular one was given away as a baby shower gift, but my own boys love to wear polo shirts, so I imagine the next few from this pattern will be for them.
Great classic boys pattern (though it could also be made up for a girl pretty easily. The instructions are written to include lapping the front placket either left over right or vice versa depending on which gender the shirt is intended for)