Monday, September 30, 2013

Imke shirt review

Imke shirt

from the book
"Sewing Clothes Kids Love" by Sabine Pollehn and Nancy Langdon

Pattern Description: A really versatile t-shirt pattern that you can customize by piecing the sides, adding hood (2 styles), and using different sleeve length/styles.

Pattern Sizing: The book includes sizes 86/92 - 146/152. I made the 4 for my tall 3 year old son, even adding extra length to that. I hear they run small but I'm always cutting larger for him. Also you should note that these patterns from the book do not include seam allowances so if like me you know you need extra in the length you can just add some on really easily.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? It did look like the pictures.

Were the instructions easy to follow? The instructions were very easy to follow.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like how you get a lot of bang for your buck with this book. Lots of different variations on each pattern. The only thing I dislike is, as always, light on the boys patterns. This one however can go either way.

Fabric Used: Cotton jersey; the main blue on this one was made with yardage that I miraculously found at Goodwill and the sleeve and hood I cut from a solid colored tee that I got on clearance.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Other than the length I did not change anything. I chose the normal hood and short sleeved version.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I absolutely would recommend this to others. The little man already has a second shirt (same variation). As you can see from the photos though he was not sitting still for another shoot.

Conclusion: This pattern is great and I have already sewn another item from this book which I will be showing soon. 

I love this book so much and I know y'all will love it too soooo..

stay tuned and you will have the chance to win one.

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