Oh sweet boy. This was way back in February before he had his first haircut. The pattern here is Made for Mermaids‘ first boy pattern, and it’s so sweet. The Charlie Button Up is a classic boys dress dress shirt, with pintucks. (Blog post here that shows how to remove them if you wish!) You can do short, hemmed sleeves, or long sleeves with cuff and placket. I’m just in love with this look!
I used an old button up from my husband’s closet to make this one. And the three year old promptly requested one for him as soon as he saw this!
This is part of a kind of matching collection of patterns, so you can outfit the whole family in coordinating looks, if that’s your thing. IT’S MY THING!!! I used to match my outfit with my girls way back when they still let me pick out their clothes. Which was like when they were 2 and 0. 😑
Mama Lauren, and Harper pictures and posts will be coming shortly.
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Fabric sources: All upcycled.
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What’s it called when you find a pattern that’s the perfect summer staple, and it’s cheap, and easy, with great fit, nice big size range, etc…? Oh yeah, #sewallthetanks
This is the Tyler Tank from Funktional Threads, and is available on Craftsy for $1!! The size range goes from 12 months to 16! Minimal pages to print, and easy to grade between sizes for a better fit! The orange top above is size 3, and the others are all size 4. I made one for Sydney in size 7 width, with size 8 length.
These are also incredibly quick to sew! The arm and neck bands are just right so there’s not any puckering. I’d be happy to recommend this pattern if it’s what you’re looking for!
Check out a few more photos of the ones I’ve already made.
And here’s the size 7 I made for Sydney:
Teal and white stripe: cotton jersey from Girl Charlee
Grey rib knit: Joann
Navy waffle knit: upcycled from an old pair of lounge pants
Black and white galaxy print (bands): cotton spandex from Girl Charlee
Charcoal rayon spandex: Hancock flat fold apparel table
Orange upcycle: 100% cotton tshirt
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