Jalie 2918; Chez ami striped jersey; brown jersey too slinky for the main fabric in a boys' shirt
When he ripped a giant hole in the elbow of his last nice shirt, I knew it was time to crank out some t-shirts for the child-who-will-not-wear-RTW. To my knowledge, he doesn't read sewing blogs, but he sure can go on about the horrible fit of store bought shirts!
Jalie 2918; Grey "chest stripe" pique knit which was $0.99 from Fabric.com.
Despite its price, this stuff wears like iron. I'm glad I bought several different colors.
When I sat down and focused on cutting out and stitching up 5 shirts, it didn't take long at all. Having the time (and peace) to focus is the challenge!
Jalie 2918. Chez Ami jerseys.
Jalie 2918. More of that $0.99 pique knit, this time in dark teal. Oops. I really did not notice the fold fade line until it was way too late. And it had to be almost center front! Maybe that's why I didn't see it when I was cutting.
And the last one is "Billy Raglan Sleeve T-shirt" (Ottobre 4-2010-37). For this I used a red jersey scrap and some black jersey from Mill End Textiles. I like the design of the shirt a lot, and look forward to using different color combinations. This one ended up looking like a bowling shirt to me. (No offense to bowling shirts...).