March 01, 2013

Feature Friday - Men's Shirt to Boy Tee

Earlier this week Dana from Made posted THIS tutorial and pattern for a boy tee.  I've been meaning to draft some patterns for more boy clothes, but it doesn't get easier than printing her pattern off.  So I did. Then I took this shirt that my husband wore a ton back when we were dating and first married and I turned it into a t-shirt for Rex.

It's extra fun to me because of the meaning.  It's the article of clothing I associate with dating my husband and now it's worn by his mini-version.

Dana's tutorial is awesome.  She is always so thorough.  Even if you've never sewn a shirt before, you'll feel like you can do it after reading her post.

So here's the little man in it.  He wanted it to say "mini dad" on it, so I did a quick freezer paper stencil and mixed some paints to match the shirt.

He's even trying to learn some of daddy's skateboard moves.

 Thanks for the great tutorial, Dana.  And thanks to all of you for stopping by.


  1. I love this idea! If I ever learn to sew - haha - I am so doing this!!

    Have a great weekend Cheri!

  2. Too cute! Now you need to grow Rex's hair out like Jeff wore his when he was a skater punk. ;)

  3. Aaaah, I saw that tutorial on pinterest, I am so intimidated by the neckline. Your version came out cute though (so is your model) I might have to grow up and try this, because I really really want to get better with knits. Like really really. I actually stopped by so early for the food video (on netflix) you posted about a while back, I tried to search "netflix" on the sidebar, but I get old posts, wack. Would you please email me the link, for the Hubbs. Thank you! Have a great weekend.

    1. Wack that the search doesn't work well, not wack your old posts :)

  4. He is definitely a mini Jeff. Same hair and cute little face.
    Love the T. Super cute Cher.

  5. So cute! I think I might like your version better than the original version of the shirt! :) It's so great that you can preserve a treasured article of clothing in such a special, useful way! :)

  6. Can I just say that I love that you let your kids ride "outdoor toys "in the house? I thought I was the only one

  7. LOVE IT! Its perfect for him!

  8. What a fun idea. I have this pattern printed out too- it's today's project!

  9. it turned out great! I'm so glad you tried out the pattern!


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