It's the boys turn again with these super cute tees, with options for plain or colour blocked fronts, they have gained themselves 3 tops each during testing and have already chosen and pointed out fabrics for more of them so they must get their approval! The pattern went through almost 10 version during testing to ensure the fit of the end pattern was absolutely SPOT ON. It's a great scrap buster, perfect for panels and also an all round classic essentials pattern. I loved how quickly even the colour blocked version went together. Only the pink tees are from the final version of the pattern but I wanted to show you the awesome colour blocked versions as well.
The Neverland Tee is a PDF pattern by Stitch Upon a Time. It includes 13 sizes from newborn to age 12 (16-31" chest) and includes a 4 section colour blocked or plain front and various sleeve lengths from sleeveless to long in cuffed or hemmed. There are just 6 pages maximum to print for the plain front or up to 15 pages for the colour blocked version. You'll need between 1/3 (30cm) and 3/4 yard (70cm) of 58" wide knit fabric with 40% stretch and 1/8 yard (12cm) of ribbing or knit with good recovery for the bands. It includes a finished measurements chart and full photo tutorial so no matter your sewing level you could make it.
I made 6 tees during the test, 3 colour blocked and 3 plain front. My youngest son is wearing the age 3 and eldest the age 6 as per height measurements. I used a variety of fabrics including cotton lycra, viscose lycra and 100% cotton jersey although the bands on all of them were made in 95/5% cotton lycra.
The only thing I did differently from the pattern was layer a hemmed short sleeve on top of the long sleeve and sew up as one to give the layered sleeve effect on the pink fronted version for my youngest son.
They took around 2 hours to make each 'set' of 2 from print to finished. and I used less than a metre total for each set as well.
How do they fit?
The fit of the final Neverland Tee pattern (PINK TEES ONLY) is spot on for my boys. The shoulders sit in the right place, the length of the long and short sleeves are great as well as the body length. The only thing which could improve the fit of the tees is if the sleeves/armscyes were non symmetrical front and back, this would however complicate sewing for beginners and increase the printing and pattern pieces needed and it really isn't necessary for casual loose clothing for children.
For lots of ideas and inspiration from other testers, check out the listing HERE or join the SUAT Facebook group HERE!
A great fitting, quick and easy to sew tee which will be used time and time again in this house for using scraps, making custom fabrics go further and generally making my boys happy!
The pattern is only on release sale until midnight tonight 22nd February so you'll need to be quick to take advantage of the huge 30% off!
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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!