So. When Dana from Made graciously posted a free pattern for her Basic Tee, I decided to challenge myself to put together a few things for my boy. It was timely, too, as I had already pulled a bunch of fabric/old material to put together some essentials for him (such as pj pants and shorts). With those things accomplished, I thrifted some fun tees, and got to work!
A hearty Hello to L's "Play Among the Stars" shirt!
This tee was a size large originally (women's. Don't worry...he's two and a half. He doesn't care.) So I knew that I had one shot at making this a shirt that would both fit him (he's 90%tile in height) and look boyish.
Knowing that I wanted to add the collar, I began by giving the shirt a simple v cut in the front. Then, using another polo shirt of his as a guide, I cut and attached the collar. I used bias tape to cover the seam along the neck line, because the knit was getting squirrely, and I didn't want to fuss with hiding inner seams. (Read: I was being lazy. Or in a hurry.)
(Let's go with in a hurry.)
The whole time I was working with this shirt, I had Sinatra singing "Fly Me To The Moon" bouncing around in my head. Thus, the "Let Me Play Among the Stars" title seemed more than appropriate. I added a rocket by hand with embroidery floss, which delighted my son. (Those pants? The length? yeah...the reason I was on a mission to knock a few new pair out!)
While I in no way call myself an expert seamstress/pattern alterer? alternator? I am fairly pleased with how this shirt turned out. Hurray for Celebrate the Boy!
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