Thursday, November 6, 2014

Everyday Tank Tour - SF Baseball Style Shirt

Today I've joined another group of talented seamstress to bring you my version of the Everyday Tank by Sergerpepper:  Top & dresses. If you'd like this free pattern, make sure you keep reading this post because the pattern's designer is sponsoring a giveaway!

Ta da - here's my latest boy's shirt! I refashioned two of my husband's "donation" pile shirts into a one of a kind San Francisco Giants World Series shirt. Last week the Giants won the World Series!  I'm not a huge sports fan, but I watched every game of this series, while I sewed a little of course.  YEA Giants!

The graphics say it's the San Francisco Seals - if you don't know a lot about baseball, then let me explain a few facts. The San Francisco Seals were a professional baseball team that played in the Pacific Coast League from 1903 through 1957. There was even a Seals Stadium which was constructed in San Francisco, California in 1930 for this minor league. The stadium was demolished in 1959.  My husband actually attended his first game with his best friend and his baseball loving mom at this stadium.  Years later, he purchased one of those vintage reproduction shirts, and now he no longer wants it, so I used the graphics from this shirt for the front and the back of my tank/shirt.  



Making this tank had a few challenges.  The hardest part for me was deciding what fabrics to use for my grandson. When I saw these shirts in the give-away pile, I knew just what I was going to do.  Refashion of course!  The next challenge was cutting out the front graphics with the seal on it.  The graphics was high on the shirt and I needed the shoulder parts to fit per the pattern.  That is why I divided the center front piece into two sections. The black at the top gives the whole shirt's front graphics a framed in look.  If you want to try this technique, simply fold the pattern piece into two pieces and add a seam allowance for each pattern piece. The only bad part of using these two colors of fabric together was I choice to change the thread colors often depending on which color fabric I was sewing on made this a time consuming task.  

If I had to do it over again, when making a shirt for a boy, I would raise the front neckline. As the pattern is made, it's too scoop neck for a boy.


I shipped this shirt off to my far away grandson, and was hoping it would fit him!  What do you think?

If I had to do it over again, when making a shirt for a boy, I would raise the front neckline. As the pattern is made, it's too scoop neck for a boy.



One question, did you watch the World Series at your house, if so, who did you cheer for?
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xoxo Grandma
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