Last month I finally made and posted my first Theo from Zonen09. I had been procrastinating for months. I was very happy with the result and even my husband and mother consider it to be one of the most successful sewing projects I have done. Now I got the taste, I wanted more. I had seen several Theo's from knit fabric like hers or hers and I wanted some of that for my son.
I have a few fabric coupons that are half a
meter long (and 145 wide) which is not enough for a full fledged Theo.
She and she solved this by making a Liam polo instead. I decided to make
a Theo polo. A Theo hack so to say. I simply cut the front piece as one
(take the middle point as indicated on the pattern on the fold) and
added a partial placket.
The fabric I used has a big print
and if I would make the traditional type of polo a rhino would be
looking a bit weird. For a traditional polo you always need a bit of
seam allowance, even if it is just 2 mm. This would have distorted the
print. Therefore I chose to use a contrasting placket. I used this extensive tutorial and all went well.
The rhino fabric is
from Lillestoff, I bought it last year, but fell out of love with the
print in the meantime (like usual). I really felt I needed to use it
now, because it is kind a young boyish print and was afraid my (only)
son would grow out of liking these prints. I chose for a contrasting
yellow striped fabric to match with the little bees on the rhino fabric.
I used the pattern I had already cut for the previous Theo.
Because I didn't make any extra details, except for the empty piping at the back, I could sew the shirt in one
Earlier this week I posted another contributor post on the Kids Clothes Week blog, did you see it? I write about my typical sewing mistakes.
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