May 20, 2015

Blank Slate Perfect Polo

I got the chance to sew up the Blank Slate Perfect Polo shirt for my boy.  We are both pretty excited about how it turned out!  He has been getting a lot more of my sewing time, he loves everything I make for him, and it is so rewarding for me to have him get so excited about the things I make!

The day before I received this pattern, my husband had given me a couple of shirts he didn't want anymore.  One of those shirts became this shirt!  It was a bit of a challenge to squeeze this size 6 polo out of a Large men's shirt, but I got it! I used the hem and sleeve bands from the men's shirt, which saved me some time and the shirt sewed up really quick!

If you have never sewn a pattern from Blank Slate Patterns I highly recommend you try!  Melissa has a lot of really great patterns for boys, girls AND women, and they all have really great, easy to follow instructions and professional finishing techniques.  If you are looking to learn a new technique, her patterns are a great way to learn!  Like this polo placket for example, if you have never done one, this would be a great pattern to try!

The Perfect Polo shirt pattern can be made for boys or girls and has size 18 months through size 8.  It features a collar with a button placket, saddle shoulders, a chest pocket, and options for short or long sleeves.

I made my son's polo in all knit from the upcycled shirt, but you can mix knit and woven on this pattern.  The collar, placket, pocket, and saddle shoulder accents can all be made from woven, which is a great option if you are sewing for a boy because I boyish knits can be so hard to find!

You can check out some of the other great Blank Slate patterns I have made here and here.  And you can grab the pattern to make your own Perfect Polo here!


  1. Nice job! Ait looks really good!

  2. You did a great job downsizing a mans shirt! I have made pjs and nightgowns but not shirts. Well done! All my grandkids have grown so fast! Thanks for the information!

    1. Thanks Judy! You should give the shirt a try, it is a pretty easy sew and my son loves it!

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