May 04, 2017

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QTπ Doll Clothing Pattern Hack: Ringer Tee

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!

 

Giveaway Time!

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 all have a favorite tee shirt in our closet!  To enter, leave a comment below finishing this sentence...
"My favorite tee shirt  is... because....."

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

 

 

 

 


43 Comments

Carolyn
Carolyn

May 17, 2017

My fav t-shirt is one I got at Walt Disnery World about 20 years ago. It has a logo that reflects one of my fav hotels. It washes and wears so well. Very soft to the touch. I only wear it now on special occasions. Never saw it again on any other visit.

cheyl
cheyl

May 08, 2017

My favorite tee shirt is of Dwayne Johnson when he was a wrestler call the rock and it says
“Can you smell what the rock is cooking “and he has his right eyebrow lifted It was funny because
I didn’t care for wrestling.

Mae Lynn
Mae Lynn

May 08, 2017

My favorite tee shirt is one I got for perticipating in a bike ride. It just feel good when I put it on – not too tight , not too loose. Just right.

Marge R (mer)
Marge R (mer)

May 06, 2017

My fav T-shirt is a very old one that I sleep in because it’s been washed/worn so much that it’s sooo comfoy!

Patti Zoellick
Patti Zoellick

May 05, 2017

MY FAVORITE TEE SHIRT IS my pastel yellow Tee Shirt with a springy floral design on the front. The T-Shirt material is light-weight and the sleeves fit my shoulders to a T. It is comfortable to wear and the length is just long enough to cover over my protruding belly so you cannot see my underlying belly below my T-Shirt. I have washed this T-Shirt a million times and the material has not shrunk one iota. I will cry if and when this T-Shirt ever wears out so much that it is no longer wearable.

CK Wilson
CK Wilson

May 05, 2017

My favorite t-shirt is from a youth conference held in Houston, where I chaperoned a church youth group. It brings back memories of that great experience.

Renee Nikula
Renee Nikula

May 05, 2017

My favorite tee is the Seattle Seahawks one I made for my AG doll using LJ tshirt pattern.
Super cute with the bird,

Connie Lancaster
Connie Lancaster

May 05, 2017

My favorite tshirt is the one I got from becoming a street team member for author Jana DeLeon. It is comfy and has a big green gator on the front that says I’m a Insta-gator! Which my hubby says I am! LOL

Lynn S
Lynn S

May 05, 2017

My favorite t-shirt is grey and says “CHARLOTTE” across the front. Wish I had one in red.

BG Tomlin
BG Tomlin

May 05, 2017

My favorite t-shirt is one I made for the 18" doll for Xmas House. It turned out so cute. It was my first t-shirt. I hope who ever received it for Xmas loved it.

Pat
Pat

May 05, 2017

My favorite T-shirt is one purchased in Maui that has a beautiful Hawaiian sunset printed on it with a saying in Hawaiian that is about strangers becoming family.

Robin
Robin

May 05, 2017

My favorite T shirt is black with a square neck – it actually dresses up and down perfectly

Maureen
Maureen

May 05, 2017

My favorite t-shirt has Green Bay Packers on it!

Deb Tennyson
Deb Tennyson

May 05, 2017

My favorite T is one I got in Hawaii. It is not only very comfy but it reminds me of the great time we had there!

Jean Carney
Jean Carney

May 05, 2017

My favorite t-shirt has out line of puzzle pieces all over it that family members signed their names in at the family reunion.

SUSAN
SUSAN

May 05, 2017

My favorite tee shirt is one that I hacked myself to give little ties down the sleeve.

JODI QUEEN
JODI QUEEN

May 05, 2017

My favorite T is a hand-me-down from my husband that I sleep in! So soft & comfy!!

Sonya
Sonya

May 05, 2017

My favorite Tee Shirt is a bright green and it has a picture of a sewing machine with the caption “Think of it as power tool with thread”. Love it!

Bea Gallo-Ray
Bea Gallo-Ray

May 05, 2017

My favorite t-shirt is the one I bought on sale, washes great and is always ready to go with me on my Saturday errands.

Peggy
Peggy

May 05, 2017

My favorite tee shirt is a simple v- neck that has been washed several times to make it comfy. I have been practicing making my own just trying to get the fit right.

Sandra
Sandra

May 05, 2017

My favorite Tee Shirt is the one that I will make one day so it will fit perfectly.

Maurine
Maurine

May 05, 2017

My favorite T-shirt has “Attitude is Everything” embroidered on the front.

Laura T
Laura T

May 05, 2017

My favorite tee is an oversized one I wear to sleep in. It’s so comfy and soft and has silly giraffes on it. :0)

Florence
Florence

May 05, 2017

My favorite tee shirt is the beautiful tee shirt quilt my daughter made a few years ago. So many memories of her wearing those t shirts when she was young.

Crystal
Crystal

May 05, 2017

My favorite T Shirt say Arizona Girl. I love it

Betty
Betty

May 05, 2017

MY FAVORITE TEE SHIRT IS… the oversized one that I wear to bed. BECAUSE…..it is so soft and comfy.

Pam R
Pam R

May 05, 2017

My favorite t-shirt says:
All who wander are not lost

Lora
Lora

May 05, 2017

My favorite t shirt is purple and says "this shirt belongs to a very cool grandma ". My favorite color is purple and I adore my grandchildren.

CdnCrafter
CdnCrafter

May 05, 2017

My favourite T-shirt is one my son designed for a family reunion we had a few years back.

Linda Reynolds
Linda Reynolds

May 05, 2017

My favorite Tee-Shirt says NAVY MOM, because my petite little girl gave up two art school scholarships to join the Navy to serve her country!

Marian
Marian

May 05, 2017

My favorite T shrt is one we bought from our church. It says “I;ove my church” When i wear it with a BIG SMILE it has opened a lot of conversations.

Jeri Rohl
Jeri Rohl

May 05, 2017

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.

ET
ET

May 05, 2017

My favorite t-shirt is one that I have that is called “The Krakitten T-shirt” because it has a ferocious, gigantic kitten about to destroy the Black Pearl from Pirates of the Caribbean.

Barbara
Barbara

May 05, 2017

My favorite tee disappeared a number of years ago when I left my shower bag somewhere out of state, but I still have my memories…Grumpy calling Snow White’s Witch “witch” and her calling Grumpy “grump!”..They were glaring and pointing at each other…Makes me chuckle when I think of it. I had told my daughter I wanted to be buried in that shirt…Guess that won’t happen unless I make one….

Karen Carroll
Karen Carroll

May 05, 2017

I have lots of tshirts I love but my favorite is the one that reads “a woman’s place is on a horse”.

Bethany
Bethany

May 05, 2017

My favorite tee shirt I have is a lightning bolt shirt. I love it because it looks amazing and I worked hard to make it fit me perfectly. Now it’s perfect and I love it so much!

Lea Ann
Lea Ann

May 05, 2017

My favorite tee shirt is one I got at the thrift store. I was planning to use to make doll clothes, but it fits perfectly and is SO incredibly soft I couldn’t bear to cut it up. I wear it all the time!

Jeanne
Jeanne

May 05, 2017

My favorite t-shirt is about 20 years old. It is so soft and comfortable, I can only wear it at home because it’s almost see through, lol.

BARB
BARB

May 05, 2017

My favorite Tee Shirt is the blue one that says QUEEN on it because it came from my children and I will treasure it always.

Peggy
Peggy

May 05, 2017

My favorite tee shirt is the one I sleep in.

T.A.D.
T.A.D.

May 05, 2017

MY FAVORITE TEE SHIRT IS… an oversized athletics gear Tee BECAUSE….. it’s comfortable and long enough to double as a dress or PJs (nightgown).

Sandra Bond
Sandra Bond

May 05, 2017

MY FAVORITE TEE SHIRT IS one my husband bought me BECAUSE it is a Green Lantern Tee in my favourite Green.

KAREN NEALS
KAREN NEALS

May 05, 2017

THE ONE I GOT FOR MOTHERS DAY ABOUT12 YEARS AGO FROM MY OLDEST DAUGHT. SHE GOT IT ON ONE OF HER TRIPS FRON DOWN SOUTH SOME WHERE. IT SAYS WHAT A MOTHER IS

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