What can you make with an old crib sheet and mama’s t-shirt? Two bright blue raglan shirts! That’s what.
That’s right. I made more raglan sleeve tees for the boys. I just can’t get enough. Plus, seriously how adorable are these two long-sleeve shirts. I’m proud to add that I had to size up the pattern myself because C no longer fits into the 6/7T. I’m gonna work this pattern for as long as I can. It is, of course, the raw-edged raglan sleeve tee pattern from the book Sewing For Boys.
I knew I wanted to use up this old crib sheet and the blue is such a fun color. I wasn’t planning on adding any detail to the shirts, I had the fabric cut for blue shirts with blue sleeves. Then I saw what Heidi at Handmade Frenzy did with her raglan shirt and I was inspired. Follow that up with what Jane (from Buzzmills) did. I knew I couldn’t get away with boring old blue shirts.
So, I cut up one of my too-small tees (how does that keep happening?) and used it to make a faux-piping, a small triangle in the front and my signature cuffs. Pretty much I copied Heidi‘s.
Just like all my previous raglan tops, I deviated from the pattern and put the seams inside, hemmed the bottom of the shirt and move away from the ‘raw edge’ look that the pattern intends. I’m just fussy about my seams, I guess. I like a cleaner look and so do these guys.