I was walking through Walmart a few weeks ago and saw what I thought was the cutest fabric to make a shirt for my Grand-Nephew Chase who loves trucks.
He is 18 months old, but wears a 2t or a 3t depending on the manufacturer. I purchased the fabric then started looking for a boys shirt pattern. I didn't see anything I liked. It seems to me like in adults patterns, girls patterns are abundant, and boys patterns are lacking. I had a mens shirt pattern that also had boys sizes, but I didn't think it would be small enough, but after checking some measurements, I decided a boys small Simplicity 4760 would be perfect.
I sewed this on my Brother XL2600I. I had mentioned before how I liked the way my Greist buttonholer made button holes, but it did not have a template for 3/4" buttons, so I used the Brother's built in buttonholer. After a few adjustments, I decided the Brother makes darn good buttonholes.
Another change for me on this shirt was the french seams on the arm holes. This was from a goof. I sewed the armholes right sides together by accident. Rather than ripping out the threads, I decided to french seam it. Turned out great.
This pattern calls for hand stitching part of the collar and the plackets, but I machine stitched them as well.
Here is the finished project.
And of course, the customer is always who must be pleased.