Last year, I gave the boys t-shirts for Valentine’s Day.
It was really fun and so I want to do it again this year.
I decided I should get started now so that I’m not doing them all in a rush a couple of days before Valentine’s Day. I asked Ezra what colors he’d like for a t-shirt if I happened to decide to make him one.
He was very specific and said he would like a green and grey t-shirt. When I asked him if he’d like it to be mostly green or mostly grey he said, “Ummm, I want it mostly green and mostly grey.
I already had some green and some grey jersey fabric in my stash, so I pulled it out and made him a t-shirt. I used an Oliver +S pattern-the Field Trip Raglan T-Shirt pattern that came with the cargo pants I’ve made several pairs of for my boys.
This is the first time I’ve used the t-shirt pattern, and I really like it. I love raglan sleeves, and they’re so easy. The t-shirt came together very quickly and I was done in a couple of hours.
The only thing I didn’t like about this pattern is that it has 1/4 inch seam allowances, which I mentioned in my last post that I hate. I use my serger to make my knit stuff and I feel like it’s so easy to miss a little bit on curves (like the sleeves) and then I worry that it will come apart more easily with the wear and tear my boys give their clothes.
So I used a size bigger than I normally would, and then used 1/2 inch seam allowances. I also made it longer because I felt like it was going to be too short.
Oh, yeah, and I shortened the sleeves because the pattern is for a long sleeved t-shirt.
After it was finished, I couldn’t wait clear until Valentine’s Day to give it to him! So I didn’t. I guess I’ll just have to make another one. So much for starting early!