I am very pleased with the Jalie 2918 t-shirt pattern for boys and men. This pattern ranges in size from 2 to 22--wouldn't it be nice if every company did this? Can you imagine only having to buy one pattern and being able to use it as your children grow into adult hood? Yes, I am one of those mothers who hopes that my children will still want me to sew for them even when they have children of their own. I told my son that if he ever decides that he doesn't want me to make his clothes, and this is okay, to just let me know. His response..."Never!"
One thing I really like about this t-shirt pattern is there is an actual pattern piece for the neckband. Cut it out, sew it on, and it is a PERFECT fit. That is enough in itself for me to return to this pattern time and time again.
He is wearing this shirt with his Ottobre Hi-hat pants I made; see them here. This is the shirt I had planned for these pants.
If you have ever wondered about how a double sleeve is sewn, you sew up the side seam on both sleeves and then put them together, baste the edges, and then sew them as one piece to the shirt part of the fabric. I always wondered that myself, so I thought I would pass that along. It is super easy. The downside to a double sleeve is FOUR sleeves to hem for one shirt--ha ha ha. That's okay. Even that is pretty quick with my coverstitch machine.
I love this fabric! Both fabrics were purchased from Girl Charlee fabrics. They are my go-to-place for knits. Rarely do I buy a knit fabric anywhere else now. I am extremely happy with their quality and selection and price!
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