Make this casual T-shirt for a child in a soft jersey for the summer. An ideal project for the beginner to dressmaking using a simple “T” shape, incorporating simple seams and hems.
Finished T-shirt measurements
Sleeve edge to sleeve edge
Shoulder to hem
You will need…
T-shirt fabric which is at least 60cm wide:
Small T-shirt – 50cm
Medium T-shirt – 60cm
Large T-shirt – 70cm
You will also require a sewing machine.
Measuring to establish which size to sew
Take the sleeve edge-to-edge measurement.
Take the shoulder to hem measurement.
Draw and cut out 2 T-shirt shapes as indicated above for the size you require.
With right sides together pin the shoulder seams.
Fold over 1cm to form the neckline and tack in position.
Using a zig-zag stitch (we used width 3) stitch the neckline in position, thereby enclosing the raw edge. Pull the ends of the stitching to the wrong side and using a darning needle to lose the threads in the fold of the neckline.
Place right sides together and pin the side seams. Curve the seam as indicated, the curve will enable the finished seam to lie flatter.
Stitch and neaten the side seams.
Then your t-shirt is finished and ready to wear.