Joe, Judy, Me, and Mendenhall Glacier
with Karen and Larry
We were gone ten days and have been home a while, but still recouping from all the fun. Now back to my sewing.
I wear polo shirts most of the time. However, until now I have not found a pattern and material to make one.
Simplicity 1286 is what I made my skinny khaki pants with, and this pattern also has a polo shirt. I also found some stretch-knit material at the thrift store which is perfect for this project.
After measuring the pattern I decided to use size small and not to lengthen the body or the arms. Since Joann's had Simplicity patterns for $1, I cut out size small and started cutting the material.
A reviewer on pattern review.com mentioned the left placket was too small. After looking at the drawing which called for cutting out two left plackets, but only showing the one being used, I figured the step of sewing the two together was forgotten. Thus I sewed the two together and folded to make a nice looking placket.
Inside view of left-placket before folding to finish
Inside view of finished placket
I used my Singer Quantum CXL to sew the seams with a straight stretch-stitch. Then I used my Singer 7470 with dual-thread and a twin needle to sew the hems. This gives a little stretch to the fabric and a dual stitch for a store-bought look. I sewed standard hems, not the two-inch hem in the directions.
I like this shirt and I am sure I will make it again.
Thanks for stopping.