This top was rated "easy," though it did take some time to make. I didn't learn any new techniques while sewing this, but I did figure out how to sew raglan sleeves. Everything I looked up on sewing this type of sleeve said that they were easy and simple for a beginner. Right! I tend to have issues with sleeves, and it took me a minute to sort out how to sew them. In the end, they came together beautifully, and here is the finished product:
|Solid brown fabric: Cotton interlock knit (fabric.com)|
Print fabric: Lil' Zoo Cotton interlock knit (Joanns)
I stuck with size 92cm for my son, and didn't make any adjustments. After seeing my son in the shirt, though, I will have to add some length to the sleeves the next time. I really thought it would be an ok length when I attached the sleeve cuffs, but they still came up a little short. It's one of those things I notice, but is perfectly fine for him!
Also, I didn't have a twin needle attachment, so I had to make do in that department. I tried to fake it as best I can, but I am still a little undecided about how the topstitching for the neckline came out. I like one stitched line better than two, but I think that is only because the stitching is so noticeable.
Other than those things, I am a happy camper.
Oh, and my son is a happy camper too!...
I will be making the PJ Long John pants to match his top and boxer briefs this weekend, so I hope it goes off without a hitch.
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