Jalie 2918 is my go-to pattern for t-shirts for my husband.
I’ve been sewing this pattern for him for years now! I own the hard copy version of the pattern and have his size traced onto polytrace. The polytrace sticks slightly to the fabric, so it makes cutting and sewing one of these super fast. Put down the pattern piece, no pins or weights needed, zoom around it with a rotary cutter.
Then it’s a simple matter of shoulder seams, neckband, sleeves, then side seams (including sleeve seam). I fuse vliesofix tape to the sleeve and body hems before I sew up the side seams. It makes it even faster to then turn and fuse them in place before twin needling to secure.
I also twin needle around the neckband to secure it and add detail. Other than using the machine for twin needling, these are entirely sewn on the overlocker.
Dan likes his tees to have entertaining prints. I found these three at Darn Cheap Fabrics. The animal print and the ‘nope’ grumpy cat print are both super soft cotton/spandex knits. They feel really delightful against the skin. The music notes are on a cotton jersey.
The ‘nope’ tee elicited lots of commentary when it was worn during a work conference last week! It’s great to make people smile.
We’ve decided that it’s easier to get blog photos when there is a prop involved.