It’s a pattern release day over at Patterns for Pirates and I’m OVER THE MOON about sharing it! Why? Because it’s the second pattern release that I’ve done under the P4P name.
WHAT A RUSH. It is so INCREDIBLE to draw a bunch of lines on a computer screen and see sewists turn those lines into clothing for themselves and their loved ones. I’m honored that I get to be here in the sewing community. And I’m even more honored that I had a pool of sewing testers willing to go on the journey with me that they did.
After years of heckling Judy about wanting a raglan pattern that I could sew up for Bennett, I pushed up my sleeves and got to work on one myself. Harassment is over. I took care of business (with the obvious guidance of Judy the entire way).
The Weston Raglan is based off of P4P’s Adult V-Figure size chart. I was overwhelmed when I measured Louis and learned that he’s officially out of the youth sizes for tops and fully in the adult sizing. WAAAAAH. My baby! (But in reality, it was super nice to have the smallest size on-hand for trying on shirts for me a million times over until I got the angle of the sleeves and the fit just right.)
Let me show off the couple of shirts I made for Louis and Bennett, and actually photographed. Because OH MY GOODNESS I’ve made them a ton of Weston Raglans during this testing process and there was zero chance I’d be able to photograph them all, haha.
First up is my cutie pie in his XXS, long sleeved hemmed version. Both fabrics are a waffle knit that I found at JoAnn Fabrics semi-recently. In their spring collection, I believe. It’s super soft and light weight and worked well for kiddo’s shirt.
Bennett was my guy for trying out the 3/4 length sleeves. He’s a sewing XL size and I love the shirt fit on him. I also love that I can cut a “tall” length and “average” sleeves and make him a top that fits him just right. Bennett’s got a long torso but doesn’t need the length in his sleeves, so it’s excellent when you can mix-match these kind of things. Isn’t sewing great?
How fun is it to take cute family photos during testing, also? I ADORE the fact that it’s a chance to get cute, snuggle photos with my “big camera”.
I also made Louis a short sleeved tee out of a poly/rayon/spandex blend knit. We’ve used this exact fabric for two other tshirts that he’s since grown out of, and I believe I squeaked out all that I could for this Weston Raglan. So that’s it for that fabric. Sadly. It’s perfectly blue for my blue-loving kiddo and I think he’s going to be bummed that there is no more.
Last up for sharing is my cute hubby, in a “yummy” ribbed knit. Y’all….getting Bennett to wear tie dye is generally off the table. But I think I’ve sold him on some of these prints. At least this grey one, I’ve witnessed him wearing it without me suggesting he do so. Apparently charcoal tie dye is where it’s at for him, haha.
Well there you have it! My cute guys in a tshirt pattern that I made. Isn’t that just the coolest?
Pattern: Weston Raglan by Patterns for Pirates
Fabric: Various fabrics, all from JoAnn Fabrics