Just Like Daddy
This week’s Project Run & Play challenge was to remake hand-me-downs into something new. I was feeling uninspired by making something for my girls for this challenge, but I thought it might be fun to take one of my brother-in-law’s old shirts and make it into something for my brand new nephew.
I have not done a whole lot for boys yet. I’ve made a couple vests and pants for Benjamin, but I have not attempted anything like a button down shirt for a boy yet and it was overdue.
I used Kwik Sew 3730 and sewed it exactly like the pattern. For my first time sewing something like this I just needed to follow the directions and not get too carried away.
I do love some the small details on this pattern though…in particular the bias cut panels along the front. And the cute little pockets. Oh, and for the practical mom it closes at the bottom using snap tape so it is easy to make diaper changes.
It was a fairly easy pattern to make. Some of the instructions were a bit strange and I would do things in a bit different order next time, but it turned out really cute. I already have plans to make another for a friend.
Okay, I know everyone is waiting to see pictures of the tiny baby…so here he is!
I made a 0-3 month size and as you can see it is still just a bit big on him, but as he is only 6 weeks in these pictures he should fit into it well very soon.
Isn’t he a cutie??
Funny story: he was being cranky about being set down for the pictures, so we tricked him by having Amber put her arm under the blanket to hold his head up and make him feel like he was being held. You know, like those creepy Victorian pictures of children.