Today I’m going to show you how I made the V-Neck Baseball T-shirt from yesterday’s post. To make this, you’ll need:
- The pattern. Click HERE to download. (Please remember that my patterns are licensed for personal use only, meaning you can’t sell items made from this without purchasing a limited production license and by downloading you are agreeing to this. Also, if you appreciate my patterns, I’d appreciate it if you follow this blog via GFC, RSS or Facebook. Thanks!)
- 2/3 yd of fabric for the body, and 2/3 yd for the sleeves. Or two thrifted t-shirts at least women’s size XL or men’s L.
The pattern is for a size small, with finished bust at 34″ and hips at 36″. If you size up, you’ll need to slash and spread the front/back pieces so that you don’t have to redo the sleeve lines. Or you could add up to 1/4″ on the fold. Remember to take the total amount you add to the neckline area and add it to the neckband. So, for instance, if you add 1/4″ at the front center fold, you’re actually adding 1/2″ total and need to add 1/2″ to the neckband. Clear as mud? This shirt is soooo easy to make – it took me about 30 minutes from start to finish once I had the pattern made.
Then, sew your sleeves to the shirt front, right sides together. The shorter edge of each sleeve corresponds to the shirt front. 1/4″ seams are allowed for in the pattern.
Next attach the shirt back to the sleeves.
Fold your shirt inside out, and sew up the underarm and side seam all as one long seam.
Use this tutorial to sew your v-neckband.
Use this tutorial to hem the shirt and sleeves with a twin needle, if desired (you could also leave the edges raw).
For general tips on sewing with knits, see this post.
And then wear your new raglan and call yourself a mommy casual style icon. (Ha! I am so not a style icon.)
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