Not so long ago, I made another shirt with soldiers on it. This was a pattern I drafted myself and I was pretty chuffed with it. I lowered the sleeve cap a little more after making that shirt, so now I have a 18-24month pattern that I'm happy with.
The next chapter of the story is here:
I used up the rest of my town fabric (I had half-a-metre) to make another little shirt from my own pattern.
|Unfortunate house on wheels.|
Behold! It has a pocket! However, there was so little fabric that I couldn't fussy-cut the pocket and as a result it looks like the house is on wheels. I can't get too sad about this though: I thought I'd have to make the inside of the collar stand and the under-collar from plain cream fabric, but I did at least have enough to make everything match. Just.
I had to wait almost 2 whole weeks for a day dry and bright enough to photograph this shirt. I seem to gravitate towards photographs on my garden gate with the cute heart cut-outs. Big thank-yous to my father-in-law who made the gate and acquiesced to cut the "silly hearts" into his handiwork. I know you read this blog sometimes: now you have your own mention! :-)
This shirt is a birthday gift for a very cute little man who is 1 year old this weekend. Happy birthday, little one! x