I’ve been looking around for a polo-shirt pattern for a while now. I love polo-shirts… In the winter I wear them with jumpers, in the summer I wear them on their own! I LOVE them!
Last summer had me in short sleeved shirts as I hadn’t tried tshirts yet. Now I’ve got some tshirts, it’s time to try a polo.
I rifled the internet and found these really helpful tutorials on drafting a collar and collar stand and drafting a cuff placket which I turned upside down and used for a neck opening placket. I used the neck band pattern piece from my tshirt pattern as the guide to start drafting my collar.
- First I attached the placket, right side placket to wrong side shirt,
- Stitched around the box.
- Cut the slit & the V open,
- Turn & press.
- Fold & sew the under placket
- Fold & sew the over placket
(I used washable glue pen to hold it instead of pins)
There must be an easier way, but I made and attached to collar just the same as a normal shirt collar. I took it slowly and pinned a lot. The great thing about tshirt jersey is how easy it is to ease the shapes together.
After a great practise run with the button holes, the second one jammed up a bit on me. I’m planning on wearing this top to my tap dancing class, so hopefully the attention will be on my feet, not my button holes!
I ran up the sleeves and sides on my overlocker. Finished the sleeves and hem with the twin needle on my regular machine.
Notes to self:
- Loosen tension with jersey.
- 1.5cm seam. 1cm collar.
- Remember to change to jersey needles.
- Glue fiddly parts.
- Stitched most of collar and placket with straight stitch (assuming it won’t stretch… will update…)
- Stretch stitch &/or 3 thread overlocker.