Okay, so here are a bunch of shirts I have made for my now 5.5yo son. I made the first three last spring/summer, and the last two just recently, with one more on the way. All are Simplicity 5581, with some length added to them, as my boy is a tall one - about a head taller than all the other kids in his pre-k class, and a skinny one, too!
Here are the pics . . .
This is the first button down shirt I ever made. It came out well, I think, considering my lack of experience:
Then came the Tonka truck shirt - I had bought this as a remnant for about $1.50 and didn't have enough for the facing for the front, so wound up using the orange, which I think worked out well:
and the buttons he picked:
Then came the rainbow plaid - my boy is into rainbow colors in a big way:
And the buttons
This spring, I started with a rainbow raindrop seersucker my mom gave me:
And then my son picked out six buttons and ordered them in the ROY G BiV order:
you can't see all of them, but the last two are a blue dragonfly and a purple crayon.
Then, my latest has been this citrus seersucker that I bought last year but just didn't get around to making until this week:
And the fruit buttons!
Sorry, didn't notice until too late that one button was hiding - it's a cute little apple button.
These are totally fun to make, though more time consuming than the dresses I make for my little girl. (I'll post those soon - she's sleeping now and too light a sleeper for me to steal into her room and snag the dresses for a photo shoot.)
Thanks for looking! Comments and criticisms always welcome!