|I love to sew for my son. He is 3 and although he is becoming a little picky with what he likes and what he doesn’t like, he is overly kind in his compliments when you make something he likes. I have found the best way to please a picky boy is to let him design his clothes.
Since I was so in love with the scribble shirt and since it was inspired by my sons scribbles, I thought I would allow him to design the scribble for his shirt.
|He decided on a monster… Which if you knew this kid you would expect that.|
|To make the shirt I started with an old shirt of mine actually, it was a v-neck, which I thought would be a little different for him then the typical crew neck. I cut the shirt and sleeves down to his size the same way I did HERE. Only I did cut the shoulder lower down so the v-neck wouldn’t be to deep for a boy.
Then sew the front and back bodice pieces together at the shoulders.
|Then pin in the sleeves and sew them in place.|
|Then sew along the dotted lines sewing the sides and sleeves together.|
|Then I cut the hem off the bottom of the old shirt and I resized it and sewed it to the bottom of the shirt. This keeps is from rolling up and I like the “rough” raw edge look for a boys shirt.|
|Next I had my son “draw” a picture for his shirt. He drew a picture on a piece of paper and when I asked him what it was he said it was a monster. It was kind of hard to tell that it was a monster, but I followed his design and pinned the bias tape to the shirt and sewed it in place just as I did for the Scribble Shirt.
|Lastly to help make his monster come to life I added felt cut out as teeth, eyes and a collar, all per request of my son.|
|His art has never looked better. While I miss the look of it hanging all over my fridge I love seeing him wear it around proudly instead.|
|Mr. Serious showing off his new tee, until I asked him to model a little…|
|Then I got all kinds of goofy looks from the boy.
gotta love this kid!