The girls are always short on basics, so I decided to make a long-sleeved tee for Booper from Jalie 2805.
I chose a size H based on her measurements, with added length in the body and sleeves. It worked!
The sewing went really quickly... I was done long before the day was over!
Since I still had plenty of time on my hands, I decided to make a matching shirt for Gaiw.
I made hers in size F, also with added length.
And then I made one for Beckers too... I started with size F, since that's the smallest size in the pattern, and slimmed down the sides and sleeves just a bit.
The fabric for hers was leftover from a dress I made a couple of years ago, originally bought at JoAnn.
It's an interlock knit with nice stretch, but it doesn't have much recovery so it looks worn out pretty quickly. It also doesn't have the vertical stretch recommended in the pattern, but it didn't seem to make a difference.
The fabric for the older girls' shirts is from Girl Charlee, here, bought this summer. It's thinner than I like, but is mostly opaque and has nice stretch and recovery. It's also not as soft as most of the rayon-blend knits I've used. I have a couple of yards left... definitely enough for matching shirts for Beckers and Foof, if I felt like making them!
While this pattern still isn't a perfect fit, it's much closer than the one I've used for Booper previously. I'm definitely sewing this one up again at some point! I might add another inch or so to the length next time... I feel like these are a tiny bit short. I do appreciate the extensive size range... this is the same pattern I altered for Christmas gifts last year. =)
All three girls love their shirts, and they've been worn quite often since I sewed them. I'm thinking a few more wouldn't hurt... I'd really like to sew some in solids and add vinyl. =)
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