I'm so glad that PR&P does a "Boy's Week" challenge so that my buddy will get something new for his wardrobe!!! I can't wait to see the fun outfits that all the contestants and sew along friends will post!
Last year I challenged myself with making some pants from Blank Slate Basics and a vest. This year I wanted to challenge myself with sewing a t-shirt!
Here's the pattern I used - the top left picture in the Ottobre Magazine (summer 2009)
The difficult and intimidating part of following an Ottobre pattern is finding what you need in the charts and tracing your pattern pieces on butcher paper (or other tracing paper)
I didn't take any pictures during the process but everything came together super easily! I love the shoulder stripes! The pants are just a simple pants construction with elastic waist!
My favorite details:
The "POW" embroidery patch! I used my new Futura XL-400 to do the design and there were three designs - "Pow" "Wham" and "Bam" but after doing the first I decided that I need to figure out a better stabilization or thread process because what should have taken 10 minutes took like an hour!!! Constant thread breakage!! :) (And the 3 designs totaled up to 35,000 stitches!!! With just the "Pow" I probably did 9-10,000!)
The pockets! I added my own pockets to the shirt with some Superman fabric! I thought he could keep his little Superman Imaginext figures in his pockets!
I think the pants are so fun! When Christian put them on he said "Is this my black leg? And is this my yellow leg?!" So cute! The pockets add a little more spunk with the top of the pocket sewn with the same Superman fabric.
I'm so glad my little guy approves!!! Check all the other looks here! And thank you for visiting! I would be so honored to have you join my blog - click over on the right column to follow with your RSS reader or Google Friend Connect!