Since I started sewing with knits more Miss R discovered the beauty and comfort of stretchy fabric and has been asking to make her things from 't-shirt fabric' as she calls it. I have made her a few things last summer however got too relaxed about sewing for her since Miss R started school. She wears school uniform five days a week and sewing too many things seemed useless. Weather stayed warm for a while so Miss R had a few things to change into after school, and I didn't want to sew clothes for Autumn ahead of time.
While she was sleeping, I made a Safari raglan tee by Titchy Threads for Miss R. She inconveniently measures between a few sizes. Her chest measurement puts her between sizes 3 and 4 (56 cm), but the girlie inherited my broad shoulders which seem to feel better in a bigger size. I decided to sew size 5 tee for her, however I added 2 cm to the length of the body of the tee as I was a little worried that cutting size 6 length would end up too long (Miss R is around 110 cm tall).
I made the blue tee first to see how it would fit. It is made from cotton/spandex jersey purchased from my local Spotlight. Well done Spotlight! I bought a couple of metres of this fabric planning to make a few things for both of my girlies. I was a little worried Miss R might not like it, but she loves it! Apparently this is the most perfect shade of 'shiny' blue, and the birdies printed on fabric make it irresistible. Ribbing came from Spotlight also and matches the colour of irresistible birdies perfectly.
Once Miss R tried the blue Safari raglan on I knew I could make another one without any other modifications. The tee had a little room to grow but did not look too big. I certainly didn't want to size down as I would like these tees to last a few months.
The purple tee was made from two jersey tops I bought dirt cheap when I first started sewing for the purpose of cutting them up into something else. I used existing hem of the lilac top. It is slightly curved which is not noticeable when the top is on. I was hoping the effect would be more pronounced to be honest. Yellow ribbing is from MaaiDesign.
By the way, don't you just love Miss R's colour coordinating and print matching skills? She picked two different socks that have the same shade of blue to wear. I love it when she does things like this.
There is only one thing missing in this pattern - a warning that it is extremely addictive! I used it four times in the space of five days!
If you are following me on Instagram than you already know that Baby L got a special Safari Raglan jumper! As soon as Miss R saw it she placed an order for one for herself! So I guess there will be a few more Safari raglan tops made in this household!