January 26, 2013

Rolled Sleeve Tee Pattern

As promised, here is the pattern and tutorial for the Rolled Sleeve Tee. The pattern is about a boy's size 6. The pattern pieces are fairly simple, so feel free to resize them to fit your little man. I just used one of my son's shirts as a guide to draft the pattern pieces.


The sleeves can be left unrolled like a regular tee, or rolled and buttoned to give it something extra {or to keep sleeves out of all the dirt and mud that little boys like so much}.

Perfect for lazy afternoons at home.

Here it is paired with the skinny jeans I made to go with it.





Want to make your own? Download the pattern here



In addition to the pattern pieces, you will need to cut out a collar piece measuring 2.5 x 6 inches. The measurements on the body and sleeve pieces are for a guide only. You may need to adjust them for the little guy you are making the shirt for. My son is long and thin.

This pattern is for stretch knits only. Make sure to set your machine to a stitch that will stretch.

With right sides together, stitch the upper front to a body piece. Do the same for the upper back and the other body piece.

Fold the top piece up and press.

With right sides together, stitch the front and back at ONE shoulder seam only.

 Fold the collar piece in half with right sides showing. Match the raw edges of the collar to the raw edges of the neckline and stitch through all three layers. You will have to stretch the collar to make it long enough for the neckline.

Fold the collar up and press.

With right sides together, stitch the other shoulder seam, including the collar.

Layer two of the button hole pieces {I really don't know what they should be called} right sides together. One of the pieces should have the interfacing piece on the wrong side {not shown}. Stitch along the long sides and the pointed end, leaving the flat end open. Clip corners.

Turn right side out and press.

 Top stitch along the edges. 

Add a button hole to each end.


Hem the sleeve pieces.

Trim off the end of the button hole piece. You can turn the ends inside if you want a neater look, but it doesn't show, so I just left it open.

Pin the button hole piece to the wrong side of the sleeve fabric, about 7 inches from the top of the shoulder curve. You can adjust this based on how high you want the sleeve to roll up.

Stitch the button hole piece to the sleeve. I stitched a square and then an X to stabilize it.

 Sew a button to the outside of each sleeve, right on top of the X.

Now attach the sleeves to the shirt. With right sides together, match the curve of the sleeve with the curve of the shoulder.

This is what it will look like after both sleeves are attached.

Stitch the shirt together up the arm seams and all the way down the side seams of the shirt.

Turn right side out and hem the bottom. That's it! 

Please note: I provided this pattern as a service to my readers. Please do not resell or redistribute this pattern in any form. Thanks!


3 comments:

Kerry said...

I love this boy proof outfit.

Suzanne Winter said...

congratulations - this is such an awesome look!!!! I love the color and stripes and the knee pads. Thanks for sharing the pattern too!

Shantel Jones said...

I added this to my KCW shout out this week!
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