Halloween T-Shirts - Jackson Tees - Helen's Closet Blog

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Halloween Jackson Tees

Halloween T-Shirts - Jackson Tees - Helen's Closet Blog

I couldn’t resist doing some Halloween themed sewing this year! I picked up some great printed knits from Thread Count Fabrics (Sun Filled Shades and Sweet n’ Spookier Mr. No Body). I don’t usually go for printed knits but lately I have been drawn to them more and more. It’s nice to have a little fun with your fabric, right? The quality of these knits is excellent. Nice and stretchy with good recovery. Easy to sew, too!

Halloween T-Shirts - Jackson Tees - Helen's Closet Blog

For these tees I used our gender-inclusive Jackson Tee pattern! This is probably one of my most-worn patterns in our collection. I adore the fit of this t-shirt and so does Sam! It feels so comfy and relaxed without being super oversized. This pattern comes with a pullover option, too, so it is good value for money—especially considering how many you will make!

Jackson Tee and Pullover Illustrations
Halloween T-Shirts - Jackson Tees - Helen's Closet Blog

I’m wearing a straight size 16 Jackson [chest: 44” (111.7 cm), waist: 34” (86.4 cm), hip: 47” (119.4 cm)]. Sam is wearing a Jackson graded from a 24 at the chest to a 20 at the hip [chest: 50” (127 cm), waist: 43” (109.2 cm), hip: 47” (119.4 cm)]. We also lengthened his 4” (10.2 cm) in the body and 1” (2.5 cm) in the sleeve because he is 6’2” (188 cm,). I shortened mine for a slightly cropped length. I like how this tucks in the front with high waisted jeans (also here’s a little sneak peek of our jeans pattern, coming your way in about 1 week!)

Halloween T-Shirts - Jackson Tees - Helen's Closet Blog
Halloween T-Shirts - Jackson Tees - Helen's Closet Blog

I used a lightning bolt stitch to construct these tees and a zig-zag stitch to finish the neckband and hems. I like how the zig-zag looks and have never bothered to switch to coverstitch or twin needle. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!

I’m excited to have a new tee in my wardrobe, and we both plan on wearing these year-round. It’s always a little bit spooky at our house. 🙂

Halloween T-Shirts - Jackson Tees - Helen's Closet Blog

Happy Halloween!
Helen & Sam

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Helen

Helen Wilkinson is the designer and founder of Helen's Closet Patterns. She also co-hosts the Love to Sew Podcast! Helen is obsessed with all things sewing and strives to share her passion and knowledge with the sewing community.

One Comment on “Halloween Jackson Tees”

  1. love the tees. as always sam makes a good model! i am also really liking what i see of those jeans

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