It’s time for me to start talking about some of the patterns I use! I’ve been promising reviews forever and not carrying through..well, now I am! LOL!
First up I want to review the Practically Perfect Tee by Muse of the Morning. Full disclaimer…I was one of the pattern testers on this back before it was released, so any issues I have with it now are my own fault for not catching it then lol. This pattern is pretty close to perfect though honestly. I use it ALL the time, it sews up super quick-about 30 minutes from beginning cutting to finished. This is definitely a more “girly” type of shirt as the fit is more slim than a traditional tshirt.
This is the gathered short sleeve option . As you can see, there is a very thin cuff that runs along the sleeve. I like that feature, but it is a VERY thin cuff so it can be a challenge to get it sewed on evenly. This is probably my favorite option on this pattern, she really makes the poufy sleeve very easy to do. I’ve even morphed the poufy sleeve with the long sleeve to do this:
This pattern also includes options for a cuffed long sleeve (which I have not done), and for a basic short sleeve. For that option, the sleeve is very much like a cap sleeve. I can’t find a picture of the ones I’ve made using that option to show you, but with a rolled hem on it, it turns into such a cute “flutter” sleeve. The neckband piece also tends to be a bit thinner than I like, so I’ve gradually increased the width of my neckband pieces by about 1/4″ and that seems perfect.
This one is an example of the traditional long sleeve. Love the simplicity! This really is a great pattern, and since it goes from size 18 months up to size 8 you can get a TON of use out of it! I’ve even used it to make tshirt dresses for Ree (which I no longer have pictures of since my hard drive crash)! If you do any sewing for girls, this is one I really recommend adding to your pattern arsenal, and at only $6, it won’t break the bank! You can get it here (disclosure: this is an affiliate link, if you buy through this link I think I’ll make a nickel..thank you!)