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« on: November 22, 2006 10:31:00 PM »

My oldest son gets attached to clothing, and is sad when he grows out of a favourite item.  Recently he had to pass his beloved rocket ship jammies on to his nemesis younger brother, so to ease the sting, I offered to make him a rocket shirt.

From this

to this

and then to this (try to ignore the filth--I should have photo'd this morning, before he got foody bits all over it--I Photoshop'd the worst of it out)

He is very very happy with it, and asked that I launder it tonight so he can wear it again tomorrow. 

He really is happy--honest.

What am I going to do when he grows out of this one?
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2006 11:08:14 PM »

oh my goodness, how precious! even I'D like a shirt like that. who doesn't love rockets?

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« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2006 07:14:31 AM »

I love it!
Did you come up with the design yourself
or is it similar to his old pj's?
P.S. He has such a handsome lil face!

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« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2006 03:36:48 PM »

awesome! my little boy would love that too.
you know, one solution to him getting sad about outgrowing stuff is to make him a quilt out of his old clothes. tell him what you're up to and let him help you with the design even. cut out the picture part of whatever it is, use strips of somethings to make smaller squares the same size as bigger ones and then piece them all together when you have enough. you could make it double sided so he can flip it over and have LOTS of his favourites on it. i'll bet he'd love that.
Me and my cousin are doing a quilt out of her kids old clothes  Wink The shirt is super cute too, I love the extra stitching too !

« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2006 09:02:12 PM »

thanks guys!

Jessilyn:  it's similar only in the retro/kitschy feel.  i designed what i thought was a very similar rocket without referencing the original, just going by memory--evidently i have a terrible memory, as it doesn't even look close.

MonkeyThumb:  while i think that's a great idea, his younger brothers would then be naked.  no more hand-me-downs?!  unthinkable!  i also thought about fussy-cutting the original graphic to applique onto the bigger shirt, but the jammies were in such great shape i couldn't put the scissors to them.  i just pieced together some jersey scraps instead.  now his younger brother gets to wear the jammies, and he still gets a rocket shirt!  we're all happy.
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2006 09:28:49 PM »

That is so cute.  He's adorable too. Smiley  I love rockets...rockets and robots.  Tongue   Great job!
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2006 09:35:23 AM »

i love it! I'm thinking about redoing a bunch of my 5 month old clothes....they just don't make that cool of baby clothes ..lol
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2006 01:33:47 PM »

Wow, that is a grea job!  What is the rocket out of?  Felt or some kind of fabric?  And the embrodery with embordery thread?  (Sorry for the "duh" questions...)
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« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2006 01:54:36 PM »

omg that's so cute! i love rockets. and your son is adorable! great work.

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« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2008 01:51:45 PM »

Hmm, I have got to learn how to do designs like that....
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