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Power Grid Sunshirt and Gaiter-Style Facemask
DiY Sun Shirt Inspiration from Anne Kopf-Sill!



Many thanks to Anne Kopf-Sill for her inspiration!
Anne used
PowerGrid 6039 for this project. Other great options for this shirt include PowerGrid 6000, PowerDry 9049, and Power Stretch Pro 9471.

The knit constructions of these fabrics are highly breathable and all wick away moisture; all are great options for light summer apparel.









I like to wear sun-protective clothing in place of sunscreen, especially on my arms, when I’m out in the sun hiking or playing pickleball. I jumped at the chance to use this Power Grid fabric for a sunshirt/sweatshirt. It is very lightweight, has a high (50+) UPF rating and is odor-resistant -- which I need if I’m exercising in the sun & heat in a long-sleeve shirt!I used pattern Jalie 2212 for the sunshirt/sweatshirt. I really like this pattern. I have made it for myself and others many times. I made size “P.” I added thumbholes to continue the sun protection to the back of my hands.

I had fabric leftover so I also made a gaiter-style facemask. This one is a single layer of fabric. I started with a piece of fabric 17.5” wide x 11” long. I sewed the 11” sides together. Then, I hemmed one edge with 1” hem and put foldover elastic on the other edge.