This basic knit polo or rugby shirt includes an inset woven placket and one-piece woven collar and can be made for girls or boys. The boys’ version features a longer shirt and wider sleeves; the girls’ version is a bit shorter with more fitted sleeves. The sweatpants include an elastic waistband and drawstring as well as a contrast-color side panel and elastic at the ankles. This pattern offers lots of great casual or athletic options for kids of all ages.
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After successfully sewing this pattern, you will have developed the following skills: collar, knit fabric, flat-set sleeves, partial placket, and patch pocket.
Polo shirt: Knits like jersey, interlock, and thermal knit. For collar and placket use lightweight woven fabrics like quilting cotton, shirting, or chambray. Sweatpants: Light- to medium-weight knit fabrics like jersey, cotton fleece, and French terry.
Polo shirt: Coordinating thread, three 1/2" buttons, and featherweight fusible interfacing. Sweatpants: Coordinating thread, 1 yard of drawstring, 1 yard of 3/4" elastic, 1 yard of 1/2” elastic, and featherweight nonwoven interfacing.