Saturday, November 5, 2011

Shirts For the Boy

I love, love, love dress shirts on men, even/or especially on little guys. I purchased an extra large dress shirt while back in Germany because the fabric was a yummy Italian cotton. I thought I'd re-purpose it for myself but when Jess asked me to make Micah a shirt I knew that this was a better option. I used the Sketchbook Shirt pattern by Oliver & S again. It goes together so simply. Even though I like to use a real stand up collar on bigger shirts, this one is easy to make in a short time, and really, spending a lot of time making small clothes that will usually be outgrown before they are worn out is kind of silly. Now, ask me how long it took me to finish these...... no don't, because I don't want to tell.
Meet Mac, my size 2 kids mannequin that I got for $25.00 at a very cute shop that went out of business. I was very sad to see the shop close but since I didn't know it was happening, I was very glad that I went in time to rescue him. Don't make fun of him please, if I ever decide to dress him as a girl.

Oh how I love stripes.
I got very tired of trying to remember what sizes I've made for Micah and on these shirts with a yoke facing the solution was simple. Pooh to my machine for messing up the number 8.

I also had some gingham that I'd been gifted ( I cannot remember who gave it to me! It had been used for table clothes?) anyway, as some of you have already seen, it was put to good use for Micah's first birthday.
 It's so fun to see this little guy running around in things I've made!


  1. I love dress shirts on little guys too! good find with the mannequin, I don't mind you turning him into a cross dresser. Now all you need to make is one of those cute little boy ties.

  2. Love the shirts, what a great idea. What precious clothes you are making for that darling boy. He is one lucky kid!

  3. Yes, ties next! Oh he's such a cutie! Love the shirts!

  4. little man shirts!! So cute Corinnea! And I htought those mannequins were gender neutral??

  5. I LOVE these shirts they are just gorgeous- and she matched the patterns!! we need to get some photos of him wearing them!

  6. Very nice! Now yo see him in them. ;-)

  7. Your sewing skills amaze me. Truly! These would look right at home at The Children's Place or Gap!


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