The ringer t-shirt is a classic design and is a perfect addition to any wardrobe. Find out how to make one with this clever pattern hack from Marilyn of QTπ Doll Clothing!
Giveaway Update: Our winner is Jeri who said "My favorite tee shirt is my post rapture milk carton tee shirt. It generates a lot of questions and smiles from people who get it." Thanks to everyone who entered! It was fun reading about all of your t-shirts!
Follow along as Marilyn teaches us how to use her Henley pattern to make a cool ringer tee!
(Click on the cover image to find the pattern on Pixie Faire.)
Let's get started...
First, you're going to need some fabric: light-medium weight knit with minimum-moderate
stretch works best for the body. (I am upcycling a t-shirt I found on clearance) . The
neckband and arm cuffs can be made of a lightweight ribbing or moderate stretch (there is a helpful stretch guide in the pattern).
Before we cut the fabric, we need to prepare the pattern piece (Piece G) for the sleeve. Using a ruler, mark and cut sleeve 3 ¼” level with the bottom edge.
Then, cut out the front, back and new sleeve (Pattern pieces E, F & G).
Next, cut out the neckband and sleeve cuffs.
Neckband: 8 ½” x 1 ¼”
Sleeve cuffs: 2 - 4 ½” x 1 ½
Follow STEPS 22-29 in the Henley pattern.
Fold neckband in half lengthwise. On the RIGHT side of the t-shirt pin center of the neckband to the center front of T-shirt. Pin ends at center back leaving an excess ½”. Stretching slightly pin at shoulders.
Next, stretch neckband to fit neck and continue to pin neckband evenly.
Stitch with a 1/4'” seam, gently stretching the neckband, but not the neck of t-shirt.
Zigzag stitch or serge finished seam.
Follow STEPS 30-32 and 44-52 to complete your ringer t-shirt.
Your ringer tee is now finished!
How would you like to win this cute ringer tee shirt? Marilyn will be sending one of these cool shirts to one lucky winner!
We'll pick a winner on Monday, May 8th, and get in touch via email. Thanks for entering and good luck!
For Pixie Faire,
Marilyn & The PF Team