The Farbenmix Imke pattern is my "go-to" pattern for my son. He never tires of this shirt. This is the first time I have used this pattern with the double sleeve. My son is a big fan of penguins, so I was really excited when I saw this jersey knit on the Girl Charlee site. I purchased the solid black knit from Girl Charlee as well.
I used my serger and coverstitch machines for the construction of this shirt. I also used my sewing machine to baste the sleeves together before sewing them to the shirt.
...extra length added to shirt and sleeves.
The other day I was looking at one of my son's RTW shirts and noticed a band sewn underneath the shirt along with the hem, making it look like it was 2 shirts instead of one. Simple! I cut a piece of black jersey the circumference of the shirt by 3 inches. I sewed the short ends together, folded wrong sides together and basted the long edges together. Next, I lined it up underneath the penguin jersey and used my coverstitch machine to hem/stitch them together at the same time. I'll be doing this a lot more now with his shirts.
thanks for stopping by ~ Shirley