Stripey polo t-shirt

I wanted to try my hand at making stripes.  I grabbed a couple of old t shirts, cut them into strips, and sewed them together.

ImageThen, I decided to make the babies a new shirt using my new striped fabric.  I didn’t have a pattern, so I used a shirt that they already have to draft up a pattern, crossing my fingers that it would work.

Image  It did!  And, I think it is quite cute. 

ImageMike said it looked very sprightly (“like a little forest sprite- all greeny and yellowy and stripey”).  I don’t know if that’s a good thing or a bad thing.

Image  I might take off the collar and just make it green or black.  I don’t know, though… I kinda like the contrast. What I don’t like, though, is button holes.  I seriously can’t seem to figure them out. 

ImageThey always end up all crazy; then my project ends up looking super homemade.  Anyway, I think the shirt is cute and I’ll make some more some time- maybe with some variations, like no collar, or a hood. 

Image Also, next time I will use snaps so I don’t have to try [and fail] at making button holes again.

ImageImageI have a pattern now, and I’d be happy to share it if anyone is interested.  I could possibly put together a tutorial, too.

2 responses to “Stripey polo t-shirt”

  1. I’d love to try out your pattern! I found some great knit fabric I wanted to make a polo shirt with for my little guy! Thank you.

  2. Hi, Kim. I just posted the pattern pieces for you.

    Let me know how it works for you. 🙂

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