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 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.
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.
The shirt fit, and he looked dapper – and happy!