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« on: March 15, 2008 11:11:04 AM »

After I turned one of my husband's work shirts into a sundress for my 3YO daughter, my son asked me to make something for him.

Any suggestions?


« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2008 03:34:20 PM »

Work shirt dress sounds cute Smiley I really need more info on the boy & the shirt though to make suggestions...age? size? type of shirt? size of shirt?
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2008 12:02:15 PM »

Here's the dress (and girl)

My son is in kindergarten (almost 6) and while very rough and tumble, not too terribly concerned with being all that stereotypically boyish all the time (he's been known to say "pink is a girl color; fuscia is for boys!" and has a couple of babydoll tees that he wears because he likes the illustrations on them)

You name it, we've got it in the old clothes department: tee shirts, sweaters, jeans, button downs, polos ... So really we could go anywhere.

I guess my biggest problem is that I've got no problem coming up with ideas for the 3 YO girl or the 5 MO baby, but just don't have any ideas for creative things for him that he could get some real use out of.

I'm all ears! Thanks.

« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2008 12:51:20 PM »

Ah, I had completely different idea from your first post, thank you Smiley

So you are looking for any old shirt recon, I thought maybe hubby was a mechanic or some other uniformed type & boy wanted a shirt like/ from dads Smiley Although if dad had one of these type shirts it would make a fantasticly cute & cool cut down to the boys' size. To do that I would literally cut down the adult size shirt, make new correct sized sleeves, move the pocket & any patches & done Smiley

Dang, makes me wish hubs still had his bowling shirt....[imagines bowling shirt dresses....]
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2008 09:01:57 PM »

recon hoodies and add spikes for dinosaur or ears for puppy. Take a boring old plain shirt that's all beat up or has stains and tie dye it or add fun appliques. My son outgrew his overalls so I cut them off, lengthed the straps and decorated them. You can see them on my profile page. Don't really know much else. I get brain freeze when I think about sewing stuff for boys so I stick to girls. Cool

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« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2008 06:28:33 PM »

I can relate to your dilemma - my little girl is such a tomboy. Here are some of the things I do for her (that would definitely apply to a little boy):

Easier thing ever - add fooler sleeves to a plain tee. Make some sleeves from an all-over print he loves (or take the sleeves from an older, long-sleeved shirt that's too small for him now, but he couldn't get enough of at the time - he's gotta have one Smiley ), and attach them under the stitch-line of a plain or coordinating T-shirt.

Old sweaters can be chopped, serged, and become a wicked cool sweater vest for wearing over t-shirts and such. Same with an old-school style sweatshirt, only stitch so the raw edges are on the right (out)side.

Custom cargo pockets on all of his pants. You can never have too many pockets.

Old plaid shirts of Dad's can become plaid shorts (depending on how big Dad and boy are)

... hmmm... Off the top of my head, that's all I can come up with right now.
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2008 08:52:37 AM »

Superhero cape, workmans tool apron, chefs hat, chefs apron .............

All of these things have been in progress at our house!
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