Oliver + S

Just realized how important it is to check the stretch %

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    Profile photo of miss_sonjamiss_sonja @miss_sonja

    I just tried to make a School Bus tee with a repurposed pique polo shirt. And I learned why pique polo shirts never have crew collars. Gonna get out the seam ripper and see if I can use a bit of jersey for the collar. At least the fabric was free!

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    Profile photo of TamaraTamara @justsewit

    Lesson learned hey miss sonja? At least it was free to experiment with and yes a jersey collar should set you right. Sometimes we have to figure out the % of stretch ourselves but it is worth the trial and error when you get it right. Keep going and you will find the perfect solution.

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    Profile photo of Lightning McStitchLightning McStitch @LightningMcStitch

    Hey miss Sonja, you wouldn’t happen to have the Jump Rope pattern would you? You can salvage it and turn it into a polo shirt by using the Jump Rope placket and then any collar you want. Bind the neck for a grandpa style Henley or use the feminine jump rope collar or the boyish Sketchbook collar.

    I may just know that this works but it’s an upcoming blog post so shhhhh, don’t tell anyone else. 😉

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    Profile photo of miss_sonjamiss_sonja @miss_sonja

    No, no Jump Rope. My girls are too big for most O & S, so I just sew for my two year old. Will report back on the success or failure of the jersey collar attempt!

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    Profile photo of NicoleNicole @motherof5

    I would second, binding the neck edge and making a front placket.

    You can do a simple one with cotton webbing

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    Profile photo of Justine JJustine J @justmejay

    Peta made a fabulous polo using the jump rope dress a few years ago:

    Jump Rope Rugby Top

    No need to use a tee pattern – the dress itself makes a great polo in knit

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    Profile photo of SarviSarvi @Sarvi

    Oh yes, I knew I had seen that somewhere before! Well spotted, Justine.

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