I was hoping to have time to join the Sewing For Boys Sew Along, apparently I had forgotten just how fast you can make the Raw Edge Raglan!
I was able to whip this one up while Travis was busy watching a few episodes of Avatar: the Last Airbender with Maura, James and Liam.
I embellished this one with faux layered sleeves (is that what you call it when it looks like two layers of shirts?), then I used this rocket ship applique made from scraps of knit fabrics. You can find a free template for the rocket ship here, thanks to Ashley of Lil Blue Boo.
I used Heat N Bond Lite for the appliques. I just drew the shapes on the paper side, ironed it to the t-shirt scraps. Then cut on the lines, assembled the design on the front of the shirt, then ironed. Last I used a basic straight machine stitch around all the edges. This is my favorite method of doing appliques. They seem to launder very well, which is important!
This is a really versatile pattern with endless possibilities.
I love the casual raw edge finish too.
This shirt pattern is found in the book Sewing For Boys, along with a ton of other great patterns and ideas.
Here are a few of my earlier versions of this pattern:
my St. Patty's Day version is Here
Today was a two-hour delay for schools because of icy roads and I was woken up by Travis waving the rocket ship shirt in my face telling me to put it on him. I guess it's a winner!
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