I know some say that sewing everyday clothes is ‘boring’, especially for boys…but personally I love knowing that so many of the staples in my Big Boy’s wardrobe are handmade by me.
I was at the shopping centre just the other day letting him have a play on one of those coin operated rides (“oh NO! Mummy has no coins!”) I was chatting to another mum who commented on the jacket he was wearing (Spring Showers Rain Jacket). Hurrah! Proud moment – “oh, yes I made that”. Then I realised he was also wearing the latest pair of skinny jeans I made. And under the jacket, one of his raglan tees. Happy days!
Today I’m sharing a few upcycled tees I’ve made recently. I drafted my own pattern to make them and yes, I now have a new level of admiration for pattern designers!!
I’ve been playing around trying out a few different designs for basic tees and plan to make a few more in the coming months.
This first one is a size three and a bit on the tight side.
I did a simple horizontal colour block and used up the fabric from two tees that I’d made previous tees from – budget friendly!
For the next one, I graded the pattern up to a size 4. The fabric from this tee was a little bit worn so not the best quality but I just loved the orange colour and the stars!
I only had enough fabric for one star sleeve, so it’s a mix and match sort of shirt. I think it looks unique and kinda cool – how about you?
(excuse the dirt on his sleeve!)
I attached a simple faux placket at the front which I think smartens it up a bit.
Finally I made this one for my friend’s little boy out of his late uncle’s tee. I reused the tshirt design for the front and added an exposed zipper placket at the back.
I’m not 100% happy with how the zipper looks…In hindsight I should have made it go right up through the collar band so it doesn’t sit open. Also, I think the zipper is a bit scratchy on the inside so I’m going to add some fabric to the back of the zip before I give it to him.
Does anyone else love sewing simple staples as much as me??
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