Pattern (affiliate link): Yo Ho Henley by Patterns for Pirates
Time to Make: 30 Minutes Each
Material: 1 ½ yards of cotton lycra
Total Cost to Make: $6 for both
Again, you might ask; why would I sew my kids hooded long sleeve tee shirts when it’s 85 degrees outside? Simple. Winter is coming. Hahahaha! Ahem. Sometimes I take forever to get things done and somehow Autumn/Winter clothes seem more important to get sewn up than Summer clothes. If summer vacation arrives and my kids have holes in their wardrobes, no biggie. Most of the time my son likes to lounge around in his pajamas anyway. But in winter when it’s cold outside I want to know that they have all the things they need to keep them warm.
The good news is that these shirts are tee shirt material so they can be used on camping trips this summer for evenings around the campfire. These fabrics both came from that bargain lot I purchased at the beginning of march. The fabric is not very soft, but it is cotton and its fun when I can make my kiddos matching tops that my son will want to wear.
I cut these out in sizes according to the pattern’s size chart with no fit alterations. I did omit the placket, but I will probably add them next time. They fit well, but I am fairly sure my son will out grow his by this winter. Whoops- I should have added length to the body and sleeves. I sewed these up at the same time and only spent an hour total on both of them, so it won’t be a problem making him more this fall. One thing I love about this pattern company is that their kids patterns start at size 3 months and go all the way up to size 14, all included in one purchase. You can buy the pattern once and make clothes for the kids for years, sizing up as they grow.
Next on my list – boxers for my son and then an attempt at a pair of jeans for myself.