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!
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!
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!)
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. 🙂
Helen & Sam