Wednesday, September 29, 2010
This shirt is for my friend's little boy and looks great worn as a layering piece over a long-sleeved T-shirt for autumn.
I used two of my fiancé's old shirts for this. They were too worn at the collars & cuffs to be used at work, but apart from that still in good shape. The cool thing about this is that you don't have to bother with button holes and attaching buttons, since you can use the existing ones of the shirts!
I couldn't be bothered with a collar, either. Also, I think this bias edge looks much more relaxed and in synch with the mix of materials here. It's supposed to be a fun shirt for every day, so no fussy collars disturbing playtime.
I used a basic children's shirt pattern and made half-sleeves. Also I made a yoke which is cut on the bias to add further interest.
I like the pleats in the back, as well. Of course, you could also make something similar using only one old men's shirt. It's good to see this nice fabric getting a new lease of live!