Have I mentioned that I’m a sucker for a raglan tee? I think I have!
So when I saw this tutorial at Craftiness is Not Optional, I had to have a go. I have plenty of small jersey pieces – or rather I have lots of large adult tee shirts with trouser leg hole shapes in the body. But often there is enough left over to make the body of a baby tee shirt. (I’m planning to squeeze some knickers out of them too – oh yes I am!)
I had some ribbing which I bought last year, for my last (unsuccessful) attempt at making tee shirts, so I made the sleeve from that.
(The shorts are yet another Big Butt Baby Pants made 3/4 length, and with added patch pockets. I’ve made four (!) pairs of these for FB so far this year, and they are his basic summer staple. I’ll post about these as soon as I can get them photographed.)
(She is leaning, not standing. But we’re not far off.)
The ribbing means that I didn’t have to make the neckholes extra big, and yet my children could get their heads through. (I was a bit nervous about this, and was tempted to wake them up when I finished the tee shirts so that they could try them on. And then I remember that that was madness and waiting till morning. 😉
Now I’ve made tee shirts for the children I’m excited to make some for W too! It’s really hard at the moment to find raglan tee shirts for men, and he looks great in them. Hopefully all this making tops will give me the confidence to make some tops for myself too, since my collection is pretty small at the moment, and I feel the need up update things.