It’s become a tradition to sew something for each kid on their birthday. A few months ago, David had a special birthday. It was his golden birthday, he turned 8 on the 8th. So of course I had to commemorate this special occasion into one of his birthday shirts.
I used light gold foil iron on vinyl and my Cricut EasyPress to make him a shirt that says “Ocho” All my kids are learning Spanish, and so of course the meaning is buried in this shirt. David “got” the joke and loves the shirt!
The pattern I used is the Oliver+S Field Trip Raglan Tee in size 7. This is our go-to raglan shirt pattern for our boys!
The striped fabric is a modal jersey from CaliFabrics, and as you might have noticed, we really love it’s quality and softness, and use it often.
The solid gray fabric is some jersey from our stash, here is a similar gray jersey knit that we can highly recommend.
One shirt didn’t feel like quite enough for a boy on his special birthday, and he was sorely in need of a new camo shirt. In fact, I threw away the last camo shirt I sewed for him because it was so ripped up. Something about commando crawling through the fields…
Using the same camo jersey knit fabric from CaliFabrics that I used last time, I sewed him a new shirt using the Oliver+S School Bus Tee pattern. It was no fault of the fabric or the pattern that the last shirt became perforated with holes. It may have been due to shinnying up and down trees, using one’s stomach as a brake pad that did it.
Why do I sew for boys when they are so rough on their clothes? The hugs and kisses and affection I receive or the continual daily wear are both good enough reasons for me!
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