I have a love-hate relationship with cycling jerseys. The fabric is generally a stretch knit with a thin laminate of aerating material to wick away sweat and help the athlete stay cool. Maybe it's me, but I find the material is itchy after just a few washings. The jersey I made for myself does not have the laminate, and while it is a little warmer to wear there is no itching. The second aspect of cycling jerseys that I find annoying is the zipper. All cycling jerseys have zipper closures. I reasoned.. hey, why not make a cycling jersey with a neck placket and button closure.
So, I've started my quest to make a cycling jersey with nice bright reflective colors and a placket closure. I made a test placket with fusible interfacing, and then decided it looked too stiff. I went with a placket made from the stretch material sans interfacing. I had to hand baste it together before stitching and the thing had a mind of its own under the presser foot. Yes, it's functional but it doesn't look good. In fact, it looks like a child made it. I'll finish the jersey and learn as much as I can from it.
Have a great day!