Pattern Description: A raglan T-shirt - pattern also has a variation for a polo T-shirt.
Pattern Sizing: #39 goes from 134-170cm however there is a smaller size pattern of the same shirt #9 called brave firemen and it goes from 74-128cm;
Mr. T wears a size 10 in RTW but he is skinny; most RTW is very baggy on him width-wise. So for this shirt I actually had T try on his sister's rainbow shirt in 146 from Ottobre (lol, poor kid) and it fit well, but was a bit short. I traced and cut a 146 for him but added an inch to the length.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? yes it did!
Were the instructions easy to follow? The instructions are short and too the point, but this tee is simple to sew up so they were adequate.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
fits T perfectly
fast to sew
doesn't take much yardage - I'd say 1/2 yard of 60" wide
Fabric Used: T actually picked out this fabric from the $3.95/yd table a few weeks back at Hancocks. It is 60 wide and I picked up just 1 yard but still have enough left for either a tee for me or leggings for Miss K.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I added am inch to the length.
I added only 1/4" seam allowances because I knew I would use my serger for all the seam construction. I did stitch over the serger seams on the armpits for added strength.
I top-stitched the sleeve cuffs and neck. I used my stretch double needle with wonder tape for the bottom hem.
This tee went together fast and without much issue. The only snag I ran into was when I came to the neckline binding. It looked so small, like a cuff. I went and re-cut the pattern piece on the fold, thinking I forgot to do that, but then it was way too big. So I measured the neck opening (17in) and multiplied it by my usual 0.75 for neck binding to come up with 12.75; add 0.5 seam allowance total (1/4 for each side) and I cut my binding at 13.25. I measured this up against the original pattern piece and it was only about an inch longer. Shrug. I sewed it on thinking it would be too small for T's head to fit through but it turned out just fine.
I tried my very best to line up the stripes.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
This is a great pattern. I am also excited to try the variation of a polo tee. I'm sure we will keep this in the "it works" pile for awhile.
I have a ton more pictures up on the blog of this cute tee. Thanks!