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:
- 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.
- To download the pattern, subscribe to the Melly Sews Weekly Newsletter. AFTER you sign up, you’ll get a confirmation email – and you have to confirm or my email service can’t send you the free pattern. But once you do confirm, you’ll get access to not just this but several other free patterns. Woot!
(PS – if you have trouble finding either your confirmation email or the email with the pattern link, try checking your spam, trash, junk, bulk, social and/or promotional email tabs or folders. Free pattern links are also included in every weekly newsletter; these go out on Friday afternoons. Due to the number of subscribers I can’t email pattern links to individuals.)
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. If you need to make the pattern bigger or smaller, check out this post.
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.)