After making Jack this top last week, I realized I should have continued while I had my machines threaded with brown thread.
This is the same pattern as before, the #26 Mahpee raglan long sleeve t-shirt from Ottobre 1/2012 in size 134. I didn’t bind the neckline on this one, I just used 2″x15.5″ of the same fabric I used on the sleeves and back, stitched the short ends right sides together and made the neckline from that. I think it works a little better.
My not always cooperative model:
Why yes, we do still have Halloween candy! Do you have children with blue tongues at your house as well?
This could have an alternate title of “Things that seemed like a good idea at the time (but really weren’t)”.
Let me start by saying that there are no problems with the pattern itself. In fact, I’m planning to use the pattern again soon.
Actually, in that picture, it mostly looks okay. But, when Jack has it on, you can see the problem. Try not to notice the mess I’m making playing in Photoshop this morning…
The color block stripe is HUGE! It’s like “HELLO! I have a GINORMOUS green stripe on today!” Doh. Usually when I color block, I start it at about the armpit. This one started about an inch too high.
Oh, well. Now he has a shirt that he can wear on the weekends. And spill stuff all over. :)
Here are some of the other pics from this morning:
I think I’ll do this pattern again in a solid. Maybe with stripes down the sleeves? That could work…
This is the Mahpee raglan t-shirt pattern from the Spring 2012 Ottobre.
Both fabrics are nice soft cotton interlocks, very comfortable materials. This is size 134. Ottobre kind of leaves you on your own for the neck binding. I used one of my double fold bias binder attachments on my coverstitcher, starting with a piece that was 1.75″x20″ and then clipping the excess.
This is my 7 year old, he is 132cm tall and the 134 size fits him pretty well. The sleeves are a touch long, but in a month they’ll be perfect and in two months they’ll probably be barely okay.
This is what I got when I asked him to smile for real. Crazy boy. This fabric print is one of those I feel like we are just barely getting away with at his age. Second grade seems to be the end of cute, but these moose and bears were deemed okay.
As I’ve come to expect from Ottobre, all the pieces fit together nicely and it was a quick project.
Jack grew a lot over the summer and needs long sleeve shirts now that fall is officially sticking around, so expect more boy stuff here soon.