Saturday, April 20, 2013

Shirt for Chase

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.

Thanks for stopping.


  1. It looks adorable. And great save with those French seams!

  2. The little man looks adorable in his new shirt. I agree, it was a great save with the french seams.

  3. Oh..look at him!! He looks so proud. Well done!