Dad’s Shirt -> Baby Shirt


Tiny Baby Shirt made from Dad’s old shirt.

The quilts from his Dad’s Shirts were fun, and then his Dad had requested a shirt for the baby.

Give me a minute! (OK, maybe 3 hours!)

Baby-sized clothes can be a bit daunting due to the tiny little….., well, tiny little everything!  But cuteness factor trumps daunting every time!

I thought I had a baby shirt in the Pattern Stash.  But, alas, I did not.  (Wait, what?)mccalls 6873

McCalls 6873 was selected because it comes in real baby sizes. I made the medium.

Oddly, disassembling a men’s size jumbo shirt produces just enough fabric for a baby sized shirt!  I think it has to do with plaid matching.


Just a bit of a size difference!

My son’s shirts are made from delicious cottons.  So turning seams and ironing collar points were frustration-free.

Even the buttonholes sewed up without problem (Perchance because I used a new and as a result, very sharp needle?  Who knew?)

Even though the pattern was baby-sized, it still recommended interfacing.  Babies do not need stiff clothing, but the soft cotton did need something in the collar.  I used the featherweight (knit) fusible interfacing I had in The Stash for the collar and collar band.  Buttons were also from his Dad’s shirts.

IMG_9188The shirt fit, and he looked dapper – and happy!



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2 Responses to Dad’s Shirt -> Baby Shirt

  1. fabricfan says:

    So cute!

  2. He is such a wonderful baby!

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