Sewing for little ones, so gratifying! So fun! These are my gransdons, Simon and Elliot. They are 4 and 2. The day these photos were taken, it was the little guys birthday. You may notice in the picture that Elliot is holding a battery operated light switch. His aunt and uncle got that for him and you can tell by some of the photos how thrilled his is that he can turn a light on and off all he wants.
Here are the patterns I used:
Both patterns are drafted well and easy to put together. I used a super vibrant colored abstract dinosaur print I purchased in Omaha, Nebraska last summer. I had so much from creating these little shirts. My daughter wanted these make in short sleeves so that they can wear them all summer. I certainly hope so as I think they look super cute! Just my humble opinion as a grandma!
The McCall's shirt has more details that resemble a classic dress shirt with a collar stand, separate cuffs and a shirtail hem.
The Simplicity shirt is styled more like a camp shirt with no collar stand. Although it doesn't really make a lot of difference for little fellas.
There were fun and fast makes. Both shirts were completed in an afternoon. I used lime green plastic snaps and my Kam snap pliers to adhere them. If you sew a lot of children's clothing, this is a must have! I even use the snaps on my own clothing and love the results!
Thanks for reading!
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