Another of my upcycle challenge entries was made using the Elevation Hoodie Pattern* to make this age 2 short sleeved tee version in cotton lycra and interlock, upcycled from a ladies stretchy tee and a childrens tee and I did add some dinosaur cotton lycra fabric to this one as well.
To see my full Elevation Hoodie Pattern review (which were also upcycled!) and more photos click here or on the photo
Above are the two tops I used and below is what I made from them!
I actually made this from the age 2 pattern with my youngest in mind but due to the fabric being quite thin and the amount of ease included for a good fitting hoodie, the age 2 fitted my 5 year old well! (he's age 4 in the Elevation Hoodie when made as a hoodie) Again as we're going into summer, and with it being made from t-shirt thickness fabrics, I wanted to make it short sleeve so cut the sleeve at 3" down from the armscye and made a 2" wide band the same width as the bottom of the new sleeve piece to 'hem' it. I also made sure that the bottom hem band was the same width as the bottom of the shirt as I didn't want it to pull the hem, I was going for the more relaxed look for a tee. I also didn't topstitch the 'V's' like I did in the hoodie versions in this t-shirt fabric, it just didn't seem to need it to look crisp and the seams behind dont bother him at all wearing.
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Hi! I'm Sarah and I live with my 2 boys and my Husband in East Anglia, UK. I enjoy sewing for my family and it is my aim to have a completely MeMade wardrobe for us all!