Whooo hoooo! its my turn to be a stop on the Figgy’s pattern tour! but wait, all but 1 of her patterns is geared towards girls… I don’t have little girls. What’s that? Shelly is making teen sizes, and you say an adult size on 2 of her patterns??!! oh man!
A few years ago, I heard about Shelly and the Banyan tee. I loved the look of her garments, and wanted to be able to sew up such wonderful and stylish duds for my dudes. I was a little late to the train for her book: Sewing For Boys (coauthored with Karen Lepage of One Girl Circus). Over the years since, I have made many a Banyan tee, and the fit is always perfect on my little men. It has become my go to t-shirt pattern for them, and now, I have a new go to pattern for me!
The Seraphic Raglan Tee fits beautifully. With a slightly loosened and boxy feel, mid length sleeves and easy construction, I can whip one out on my serger in no time. Before I got to this gorgeous print, I did make a few, first to test sizing, and then because I couldn’t resist!
Right before all of this sewing with knits, my serger really took to its sick bed. Here is a little insight into me: I hate sewing knits on my regular sewing machine. I can sew trampoline, leather, laminate, voile, lace, but knits? hate it. I love to use my serger for that. To be without it was a frustrating exercise in patience. BUT! the repair shop had it ready Monday. I braved the snow with the boys, as they didn’t have school, to collect my beauty. We went to the Lego movie. It was great. We had a lovely day.
Later I will share with you my tunic length version of the Celestial Pullover, another awesome adult size pattern. I will say that I am of a size to wear teens. I can fit it, I use it to my advantage. I get winter coats in the kids section, the sales are better. I do not extend this to pants though. I have big girl mama hips, not squeaky teen shapes…
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