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4 Game day Jerseys (Love Notions). Color blocking for the family.

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The Game day Jersey is a super fun pattern from Love Notions and it’s a great for color blocking and mixing fabrics to your fave style and maybe, if you are a fan of a sports team, you can use those colors. The pattern is available in a version for women, men and kids. The whole family can wear this cool design with a lot of options.

I don’t have kids to sew for, so I am sharing 2 versions I have my my teenage son using the men’s pattern and 2 versions I have made for myself. You will also find links to videos from my channel in this post.

The Game day Jersey is $5 today Friday 15th of April 2022. This means that the men’s, women’s and kids versions are $5 each. Get yours with the affiliate links below if my content is helpful and inspiring to you. Thank you 🙂

  • Get the men’s version HERE sizes XS-4X
  • Get the women’s version HERE sizes XS-5X, standard & full bus
  • Get the Kid’s version HERE sizes 2T-16

Remember to use my coupon code KARINA10 at checkout for an extra 10% off, every day, even on top of the discounted prices!

Features of the Game day jersey

The Game day Jersey features front and back yoke pieces, 2 options for neckline shapes: scoop (women) and crew (men), along with the awesome overlapped V neckband that is my favorite.

The sleeves can be short (plus 3/4 for the women’s version) with the option of sewing 1 or 2 contrast stripes. The length is mid to full hip (dress length also for the women’s version) and has a cool split hem. The back is a tad longer than the front.

Best fabrics for the Game day Jersey

You can choose from a large variety of light to medium weight knit fabrics. See some options in the graphic above.

I chose:

  • Cotton Lycra, 95% cotton – 5% lycra in red and black for color blocking
  • Cotton Lycra denim look, 92% Cotton – 8% lycra. I used this for the front and back yokes along with the stripe for the sleeves
  • Structured leather look jersey in burgundy
  • Specialty athletic knit, Polyamide and Lycra blend

Sizing for the Game day Jersey

The Game day Jersey has a relaxed fit. There are differences in the drafting for the women’s and men’s versions, obviously. See the graphics below. The men’s version has a little more ease than the women’s version.

I chose size XL with the standard bust option and for my burgundy version, I shortened it my 4″ and added ties as a hack and to make the style work with fuller skirts. My sporty version is 2″ longer than the original length so I can wear it comfortably with leggings.

My son is a size Large but I blended to XL at the hips to make sure he gets the super loose fit he prefers. Otherwise, I made no fitting changes. He is 6ft tall and the original length is ok for him.

Let’s see them all!

Let’s see the 4 versions. I am sharing them in the order I made them.

Leather look jersey, shorter with waist ties hack (women’s)

I made this Game day Jersey when the pattern was released in 2019 and had the idea of a “fancy” top…. not sporty at all and I intended to wear it with pencil skirts and also those that had some volume. I made the jersey 4″ shorter and added ties at the hem. The fabric has a leather look side and an opaque side and I played with that for a different color blocked look. I think it turned out cute!

Red & black PJ top with long sleeves (men’s)

After making the red pair of Thomas track pants for my son a few days ago, I knew I wanted to make a matching Game day jersey to complete a luxe PJ set. The Game day jersey does not have long sleeves as an option. I printed the long sleeves from the Dockside polo & henley pattern and used it to adapt the short sleeve of the Game day jersey. I also used the cuffs from the Dockside. Voila 🙂

This pattern makes a great PJ top too! His choice was the crew neckline option.

Black on Black color blocking (men’s)

My son loves black t shirts and I always find them extremely boring! I decided to make this black Game day Jersey special by combining two types of black cotton lycra. The yokes and sleeve stripes are denim look cotton lycra and I love the look. Subtle black on black color blocking. You can see it paired with his black Thomas track pants where I took the same approach to the color blocked option.

Black, grey & red longer version (women’s)

This is my latest version of the Game day jersey. I have plans to make a small “capsule collection” of activewear in black, grey and red tones and this is the first garment for it. I chose light athletic knits. The grey actually comes from one of my son’s old tiny t shirts. The red is subtle and I love how this version turned out. I made it 2″ longer to wear it comfortably with leggings. I LOVE the overlapped V neckband and chose this option.

The videos on my channel

I made a video in 2019 showing how to sew the overlapped V neckband in detail and the waist tie hack. See it below:

My latest video is a sew & tell of my son’s versions and my latest sporty make. See them on in motion and my son even makes an appearance to show his Game day tees! See it below.

Final thoughts

The Game day Jesery is a very enjoyable project, even from the beggining when we are looking for the fabric combination. The chances to customise are great and I know I will be making many more for my son. He has requested one with a hoodie next…. I’m thinking I will borrow the hood piece from the Sloane sweater and adapt it to this neckline. Should be fun and easy.

As for my versions, I am very happy with the the fit of the shoulders, sleeves and bust. I’d love to make more sporty ones in different colors.

The Game day jersey is not difficult to sew and can be a relaxing afternoon. Highly recommend!

The Game day Jersey is $5 today Friday 15th of April 2022. This means that the men’s, women’s and kids versions are $5 each. Get yours with the affiliate links below if my content is helpful and inspiring to you. Thank you 🙂 Remember to use my coupon code KARINA10 at checkout for an extra 10% off, every day, even on top of the discounted prices!

Get the men’s version HERE sizes XS-4X
Get the women’s version HERE sizes XS-5X, standard & full bus
Get the Kid’s version HERE sizes 2T-16

DISCLAIMER: The links to the Game day Jersey in this post are affiliate links. I purchased all the fabrics. I produce sewing content independently from pattern brands and share my unique way of sewing with you. I don’t necessarily follow instructions rigidly. My opinions are honest, especially around fit and sewing techniques.

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