Obsessed with Baseball Tees
Yep, that’s me. I’m obsessed with baseball tees. I’m seeing them everywhere. In sewing blogland, in my little town. I had to have one. I may have to have at least three. Could this new trend replace my batwing top obsession of last year? So obsessed am I that I stopped by my local Yardage town and bought some new knits to make up some more baseball tees.
Isn’t that top graphic print so cool? I love it. I also bought that purple print below it and some plain black t-shirt knit for the sleeves on both. Did I mention that I bought these knits while sporting a white and turquoise baseball tee freshly made this morning?
No? How remiss of me. If you will recall, I made a sz adult small in the snake print the other day that was a wadder due to inappropriate fabric choices. This time, I made sure to choose appropriate fabric. No condom fabric for me! After making the “inappropriate” tee, I knew that I wanted to change the neckline shape to a scoop neck. The problem though, was how to do that on a raglan pattern. As you know or maybe not, the raglan sleeve is also part of the body of the shirt, so you need to alter the front pattern piece and the sleeve pattern piece. One thing I didn’t know at the outset was that I would need to snug up the front of the t-shirt before I changed the neckline, so that the resulting neckline would not gape. Once again, Sherril came to my rescue. She was the one who gave me that hot tip. So I removed 1/4 inch total from the raglan sleeve pattern and the front bodice pattern (1/8 inch each) before I carved out my scoop.
The curved ruler in the photo outlines the scooped neckline I cut out of the original pattern. I could have gone lower/wider, but this was tasteful and is comfortable to wear.
I think I could tweak the fit a bit more in the front sleeve to bodice join as well as the torso, but I am quite pleased with my new top. I’m all set now to watch Jack play baseball this season. 😉
On this version, I coverstitched the sleeve hems as well as securing the serged neck binding seam. I cut the curved hem on the torso, but just serge finished the raw edges for a proper baseball effect.
And here’s how the finished top looks on me.
In other news, the little boy who lives with is going to be asking a jolly man for his two front teeth this winter. Exactly how long does it take those teeth to grow in anyhow?
Happy sewing everyone. If all goes well tomorrow, I may have another top (or two!) to show you. Crossing fingers!