Tasha from Sewn at Seams here and today I get to share with you the t-shirt pattern from My Childhood Treasures. It’s an adorable t-shirt pattern with overlapped shoulders and is available from sizes newborn to 36 months.
My youngest just turned 2 and is determined to keep up with her older siblings in as many ways as possible. This includes putting on her own clothes which can provide both a sense of accomplishment and frustration. We try to make it easy for her and keep her wardrobe stocked with loose fitting pants and shirts that she can put on herself without much fuss. The overlap shoulders of the MCT t-shirt pattern are a great addition to her shirt options as she can easily pull it on herself without any assistance from her parents (or siblings).
The pattern is a straightforward sew consisting of 1 front piece and 1 back piece that are both cut on the fold, 1 sleeve pattern piece with different lengths, and then measurements for the neck binding on the overlapped shoulders. The instructions include 2 different ways to finish the neck binding based on whether you are using rib knit fabric or another knit fabric as your binding. Either method provides you with a clean finish at the neckline.
The pattern also makes it easy to mash sizes. For example my daughter falls in the size 36 month for width but 24 month for length. I was able to easy cut the front and back pieces on the 24 month line to get a size that best fits her.
I used a cotton jersey knit fabric for the body of the shirt and a cotton lycra for the contrasting sleeves and neck binding of her MCT t-shirt. She loves her adorable new shirt and we love that it encourages her independence.