Fabric: Black/grey HEX Performance from SSE
My son LOVES this shirt. It is a very quick shirt to make, one of those immediate gratification sewing projects. Basically it is a raglan with bands for sleeves and the body of the shirt, which means no hemming! For this one, I used black rib knit. I originally purchased DBP for the sleeves, but decided the weight difference between it and the HEX performance fabric was too great. So, I ran up to Joann's for some micro fleece which was perfect.
The collar is very long, so keep that in mind if you make this. I told my son I could shorten it a little, but he likes it the way it is. I always use interfacing to reinforce the fabric before attaching the grommets. The shirt is a little big, but for a growing teenage boy, I always tend to leave a some growing room to maximize the amount of time he can wear it.
The next one is made from French Terry that I purchased from Fabric.com. Since FT is so light weight, I used the same fabric for the bands.
For the collar, I press the fold and then put the drawstring in before sewing. The fold is wide enough to accommodate the drawstring and be able to top stitch.
My son wears both over a t-shirt to layer for these cooler weather days we have started having.
I'm definitely going to make myself one of these shirts but in a nice and cuddly-soft fleece!
Thanks for stopping by ~ Shirley