Men's Rocky Tee by 5 out of 4 Patterns

Hi guys! Maryanna here. I tested the Men’s Rocky Tee by 5 out of 4 Patterns a few months back. My husband loves the fit and has quite a few. This time around I decided to make one for one of my nephews. He is 14 and we all know how picky teenagers can be.

He wasn’t home for my sister in law to give me his measurements but she told me that he typically wears an X-Small in ready to wear clothing. So I decided to just make him an X-Small Rocky. I had this really pretty light heathered denim from Purple Seamstress that I bought to have on hand just in case. It is a lightweight 95/5 cotton spandex blend.

His initial thought when he put the shirt on was how comfortable it is. He likes the fit and the feel of the fabric. The pattern is drafted to be semi fitted.


One of my favorite things about this pattern is the markings on the armscye and the sleeves. Silly, I know, but this was my first time making a pattern that had the sleeves done this way and had the markings on there and I love it. The sleeve fits in there perfectly every time.

I know this is technically a men’s pattern but I love the fit of the Rocky and have even made a couple for myself. It fits me the way a unisex tee does. One was a muslin I made during testing that fit me better than my husband and the other one was a long sleeved one I made specifically for myself. Want to know something even cooler? The hood from the Nancy Raglan fits the Rocky with no modifications. The small Nancy Raglan hood fits the small Rocky neckline so just choose your hood size based on your shirt size.