Sunday, April 17, 2011

I've Made My First Shirt

Its time for me to be a bit of a show off :D.

This is the first time I've made a proper shirt with collars, buttons and sleeves! I'm definitely proud of it and he's going to be wearing it every week from now on.

The fabric was bought way back in October 2009 and was intended for his then, 3 years 2 months size. He's now 4 years and 8 months and I can say that there were only the tiniest little pieces of scrap material left after I was done.

I didn't have a pattern for the shirt but instead, used a shirt from when he was 2 years old. I traced out the various pieces, put them on a photocopier and enlarged. Strangely, it worked for every part except the sleeves. Making this shirt was relatively simple but with all the interruptions through my days and nights, and of course the need to laze around watching TV, it took me nearly a month to complete!

Sewing gives me a real sense of accomplishment but it is so time consuming because I'm such a beginner at it. I guess the only way is to get more practice in.


Mike said...

If you make enough clothes for Big A you may never have to buy clothes for little A again.

Bilbo said...

Nice shirt! I assume Aaron's expression doesn't reflect his opinion of it...

Fiona said...

how cool! collared shirts are the hardest to make! you should "show off" more. i love to see your handmades. :)

JUST A MOM said...

OOOOO my goodness!!! He has grown so much,, I have gone pirvate so if you want to read send me yoru email,,, mine is

and is that a NEW little person I see you with down on another post?

Amanda said...

Mike - Thats what I figured. I wonder what age boys are when they start NOT wanting hand me downs.

Bilbo - Thanks. It was either this photo or one that made him look like he was trying out for Australia's Next Top Model.

Fiona - As I said the other day, your work is what inspires me and gives me a virtual kick in the behind :D

Just A Mom - Wow! It has been a long time! Thanks for dropping by. I've just send you an email. And yes, Adrian came along 16 months ago.