Before I left for Afghanistan, I madly sewed trying to get some things done for the kids to wear this summer. One of the items I sewed was a shirt meant just for playing.
I used view B McCalls pattern M6548 which was a quick and easy sew. And since this was meant to be just a summer play shirt, I used an old Busch Gardens adult sized t-shirt and some scrap knit for the fabric.
I have been trying to use my larger scrap pieces. I cannot bring myself to throw them away, but they are really too small for even something for my 3 year old. But, I had enough of this blue for sleeves … barely!
I simply placed the pattern such that I could get most of the monsters centered on the front and then cut the back. There was a bit of controversy over me cutting this shirt. My eldest child had been using it as a sleep shirt and thought I did not have a right to cut it up. But it was too short for her to wear around anyway and some things just need to be handed down.
Eli loved it. And I hope he is enjoying wearing it and thinking of me as he enjoys the Alaska summer while I am deployed.
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