Back to school is always such a chaotic time here, and this year was especially so.
As most of you might know, my kids are twins. But my son skipped a grade at elementary school, so he’s one year ahead of his sister.
This year he started (junior?) high school (middelbareschoool) and preparations were a little different, not to mention the nerves! 😉
The first time that the kids go to different schools and have different schedules… it takes a bit of adjusting! 😀
Summer vacation was fun and busy, so I kept pushing my back to school sewing back till I looked at the calendar and freaked out! (One day I’ll learn!!!)
Why do these kids grow so much and so fast??
Both of my kids are in a size limbo, getting too big for children’s patterns and not big enough for most adult patterns. It’s kind of a hassle at the moment.
This shirt is such a lifesaver!
It goes up to size 14 and is the perfect pattern to use all those panels I have in my stash that are not big enough for a whole shirt front. <3
You know I love a pattern with with lots of options, and this one doesn’t disappoint!
The options are:
- Fit: European (slim fit) or regular fit with the wider front fold line;
- Tee shirt fit for boys & girls OR A-line fit for girls;
- Sleeves: short, knotted short, 3/4, and long;
- Front panel with options for Plain, Shoulder yoke, Curved yoke, and Bottom band.
For this one I chose the following options:
- regular fit
- boy fit
- short sleeves
- shoulder yoke
Basically, I made option A from the line drawings but without the bottom band.
Look at that smile!
No need to say that he LOVES his new Tee, right?
One cool thing about this pattern is that it doesn’t side seams. The stitch line is brought to the front for best use of the panels. It has a different and interesting pattern shape and I love that!
For this next panel, the boy really wanted a plain shirt, without extra colors because “it’s cooler that way and I’m a big kid now”. But he did insist on having it made exactly the same way as the previous one! 😀
Same options, except that I omitted the shoulder yokes. So, option B with short sleeves. 😉
He also loves this one and is so happy that I finally got around to make this Last Jedi shirt.
Whether you go all out with different kinds of fabric and use all the options or keep it simple, this is a great fitting t-shirt and a fantastic pattern to work with.
I have another 2 Perfect Panel Tees cut, another one for Lucas and one for Samantha, that I fully intended sew for this post but sometimes life just insists on getting in the way…
They’re really on top of the list though, otherwise, I’ll have a riot here! Plus, the people at his new school will think Lucas only has 2 t-shirts because he insists on alternating them! 😂 So I better hurry, huh?
Here’s a snap of the happy boy going to his first day <3:
Winter Wear Designs also has some amazing Back to School Bundles that are really worth taking a look at. I’ll be definitely sewing some of those up in the next few days!
Back to School Bundle for TEENS & WOMEN (also awesome for drop offs and pick ups!)
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Larissa of Connected by a Thread
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