For years now I’ve wanted to make clothing for Pete. Not that he isn’t perfectly capable of buying his own clothing, but I like the idea of him wearing things I’ve made. I have made him things here and there, but never had been able to make something he really, really liked and would wear over and over. Finally I have the perfect pattern for the perfect thing to make him, Jalie 2918.
He’s being all weird and not wanting his face in pictures right now. The first one I made him I don’t have a picture of. I used a random rayon jersey from my stash. It’s become his favorite lounging around at home shirt (he’s wearing it now as he watches You Tube videos), but being a thin rayon, it doesn’t work as a going out and about piece.
This one is made of Laguna cotton (95% cotton, 5% lycra). I measured both Pete and one of his favorite ready-to-wear t-shirts. The ready-to-wear shirt was several sizes smaller than what the pattern would have called for. He likes his shirts to fit slim, so I went with the size closer to the ready-to-wear one. He also asked for the neckline to be lowered about an inch, so I did that too, just drawing it in on the pattern.
Yeah, not the most exciting of pieces, but very practical and wearable. He liked the first one enough that I made him a few more, out of the same Laguna cotton in different colors.
Stash-busting stats: 15/50 projects, 26 1/2 yards