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!