Justin’s and Justine’s Muscle Top by Snuggle My Baby Patterns is sure to become a staple in your wardrobe for this summer! It comes in sizes 2T-16 and is unisex so the same pattern can be used by both the boys and girls in the family.
It is to be made from a knit-make sure to check the stretch on your knit! If you have never sewn with knit, don’t worry. There is a page explaining how to sew knits from needles to threads to stitches.
A serger makes construction extremely quick, but don’t worry if you don’t have one, a regular machine works just fine with a specialty needle and some stretch stitches or zigzags.
There are only two main pieces to this pattern, the remaining are the bindings for the arm and neck. As with all the Snuggle My Baby Patterns, the instructions are very detailed with plenty of pictures to guide you.
This pattern is a beginners pattern. After it was cut I finished my tops in approximately 20 minutes! The kids love them!
Make sure you measure your child and compare those measurements against the sizing chart. The best thing about this is that you can personalize your look by making a size 5 shirt with a size 7 length. My grandson is usually swimming in shirts so it was nice to see one that actually fit him! I upcycled a shirt from his wrestling team from a Men’s M that he probably wouldn’t use for years. He wants to wear it to school, but winter hasn’t left PA yet and temps have been in the 50’s by the time he gets home!
My granddaughter’s shirt is an interlocking knit that I had in my stash. She wanted it trimmed in pink.
They have both picked out several other fabrics to make more and are looking for shorts material to match them. Warmer weather is coming! (I hope!)