Argyle Raglan Shirt – Sewing for Boys Sew Along

Stacey over at Boy, Oh, Boy, Oh Boy! is hosting a Sew Along series for the patterns in Sewing for Boys: 24 Projects to Create a Handmade Wardrobe. The first pattern is the Raw-Edged Raglan Pattern, that I also used for this shirt.

So here’s my entry – made at the same time as the Argyle Hoody, because while sewing it Bean kept coming to me and saying, “I get one too?”

He had just as much fun as his brother modeling for me.

What a cute face!

After sewing this pattern twice, here are my thoughts -

1. It’s pretty easy to put together. But I wouldn’t necessarily consider it a beginner pattern – in my opinion, putting the seams outside makes your mistakes more obvious, and therefore it’s harder to get a nice finish. But then again, I am very picky.
2. I was disappointed that the directions inside say it has size 18 months, but the actual pattern doesn’t include that size. So I had to make the 2T size smaller.
3. It is best made with very stretchy knit (like interlock) – it does not work as well with a less stretchy knit like most t-shirts are made of (jersey) or the waffle knit receiving blankets I used to make the other one (I had to take that one in a lot).

Overall, I do recommend the pattern. The February pattern for this Sew Along is the Kickin’ Back Sweats, so look for a post about those later this month.

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