Like I said in my previous Three Izzy Top legging combinations post I would make this time something for boys. Stichting Creatief voor Babyspulletjes had a request for T-shirts. I first started looking for patterns and after founding them the fabrics. Some colour blocking sounded like a good idea.
Patterns and Fabric
I found on the Misusus website two amazing free patterns: the Misusu Max Tee and the Misusu Rowan Tee. The Max Tee has a bib closure at the front. One can do all kind of playing with the bib closure but also with the shoulder yoke as well. The Rowan Tee has a slightly oversized fit with cut-on sleeves. You can make this Tee also with long sleeves.
All fabrics are leftovers from previous makes.
First two Colour Blocked Boys Tees
I started with the Max Tee. Sewing the Tee together looks a bit complicated but with the instructions that come with the pattern it was almost a piece of cake. When the bib, shoulder yoke and shoulder seams are done the other steps are the same as any other regulair T-shirt. It took me a rainy afternoon to sew the first Tee together.
Next up was the Rowan Tee. This one is a lot easier to make. een stuk eenvoudiger. Closing shoulder seams, side seams, sewing the neckband, armbands and hem. Finished a second Tee.
Next two Tees
I used the Max Tee pattern again but cut the bib piece together with the front. This Max Tee variation has kept the shoulder yoke and cut out of contrasting fabric. Both T-shirts have a V-neckline that ends in a straight line that is as width as the neckband.
Time and Costs
Time: assembling A4 pattern pieces together 45 minutes; cutting 4 Tees 1 hour; stitching and finishing 14 hours
Costs: printing patten and assembling costs € 2,75; yarn € 2,50; interfacing for the Max Tee was a piece of leftover and the buttons came from the button box.
My experience with Misusu Tee Patterns
Both patterns ended in great looking T-shirts. The instructions with illustrations have been very useful when I was sewing the bib into the Tee. The Four Colour Blocked Misusu Boys Tees have already found their way to the Stichting. My next project? I go for sustainable this time. Can you guess what it is?