What do I give a daughter who loves The Lord of the Rings and a son who is obsessed with Pokemon? Both are young adults so toys and games are out of the question. I thought nothing can beat their own one of a kind shirt featuring what they like most.
|Middle Earth Map for her|
|Anatomy Lessons in Pokemon panel fabric for him|
Each was a 42" width polyester/spandex blend with four-way stretch which the site referred to as "modern jersey." The fabric had a very nice cottony feel and the print was great. The only drawback was the price but for a special project, that was not a deal breaker. I used a black rayon jersey from my stash as a contrast to the printed fabrics.
|Jalie 3352 for her, Jalie 2918 for him|
Jalie 2918 is a men's/boy's T-shirt pattern and is also true to size based on the chest measurement. I sewed the short sleeve round neckline version.
|For both patterns, I used the same techniques:|
1) A stay tape to stabilize shoulder seams
2) Cover stitch to finish the hemlines
|The background color on the printed fabric coordinated beautifully with the solid black fabric.|
The look on their faces when they opened their gifts was priceless!