Here is a athletic jersey I made for my son! I bought this fabric hoping I would find a pattern that would be suitable. Then it occurred to me that I already had one--my football jersey!
I didn't make the shirt underneath.
What I did was pin each section of the jersey to tracing paper. I then pulled back the jersey to the point of the pins and traced along with a pencil. Since it needed to be smaller, I put my pins on the inside of the seams and did not add seam allowances.
This is what my pattern pieces looked like. I measured the neck opening and used a 2.25" jersey knit for the band. I did NOT stretch it like I would sewing a stretch knit fabric even though my athletic mesh is stretchy. I tried it on scrap first and it looked all bunched up.
Amazingly, this was really easy to do and sewed up quickly.
I also made a pair of Ottobre Hi-hat pants (4/08 #33)
My son chose the buttons and top stitching thread. He chose very well!
This outfit cost just under $30 to make and purchased from Fabric.com.
Thanks for stopping by ~ Shirley