Just over four years ago I found out I would be having a little boy. I was so excited and was determined I would dress him preppy like his daddy. I had been able to do that pretty solidly until last year when my "little boy" started outgrowing his 4T stuff. I went shopping and was horrified to find everything in the boys section was littered with skulls and other undesirable graphics. I remember calling Momma Shaffer crying. I was totally frustrated, because my new 3 year old who was scared of the dark should not be wearing skulls (to be honest I really don't like skulls for any age, guess I got that from my momma).
pjs. Then I sewed a few collared shirts. When Bonnie ask me to join in her pattern tour I couldn't have been more excited because a knit V-neck shirt has always seemed scary but my boy style boards are full of V-neck shirts, so I was up for the challenge.
I made the size 6 even though Ryder is not quite 4, because he has strong shoulders. And what fits today is sure to be outgrown tomorrow (always in the 99% on head size, height and weight). The sleeves and the length are a little longer than I usually would make but I think this might because of the great recovery and drape in this knit. I think if I was do it again with a similar fabric I would shorten to the size 5 length and sleeves. But then I might not because he is probably going to get another growth spurt next week. And this shirt worked good tucked into his pants or out, really it is just a personal preference.
I love the vivid colors in this fabric. I had Ryder select which fabric he wanted and he most matter of factually declared he wanted the large orange stripe pointing at the yellow stripe (we are working on colors good thing he has 2 years before kindergarten). So I corrected him and sent him away as I decided that gray would be a good contrasting color to the
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