Thursday, August 23, 2012

Pac-Man anyone?


Here is yet another McCall's 6099 boy's shirt for my son.  Just because your pattern may be plain doesn't mean the shirt has to be!  I made this, but my son pretty much designed the details on it.  I just had to figure out how to make what he wanted. 


 
We went digging thru our button bin to find these cool buttons for his shirt.  I was just going to do black, but he had a better idea!  He even went thru my Gutermann thread matching up the color to the buttons.  

 
I needed to give the pocket a red background so it would stand out.  I was going to use bias tape, but it was too thick and wasn't working for me.  I bought a quarter yard of red fabric to trim the pocket and sleeves.

13 comments:

  1. Neat fabric and nice pocket detail.! I played Pac man as a kid . Funny kids now still like it.

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  2. Pocket detail is especially nice. Looks great!

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    1. That too was my son's idea to take a pic of the pocket! LOL Thank you!

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  3. Oh man, that pac man fabric is so cool! I love how your son helped out with the design process.

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    1. Thanks! He actually signed up to take the home ec elective in school. He is definitely going to be a step ahead in the sewing area.

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  4. That fabric is great! My eleven year old son also pronounced that shirt as "awesome".

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    1. That's awesome! :) I forgot to put that I bought this fabric thru fabric.com. I love being able to find unique fabrics for his shirts. I saw some that has a computer circuit board print; that is next on our list to make for a shirt!

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  5. great shirt and fabric!(I found you through Sew Country Chick) I can't wait for my boys to be old enough to contribute to what I make for them - but for now I get to be the executive decision maker ;o) I'm currently challenging myself to upcycle their fall/winter wardrobe. I'd love for you to swing by and see what I'm up to!!! ~Suzanne
    (http://winterwonderingswanderingswhatnot.blogspot.com/2012/08/project-0-updates-competitive-nature.html)

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    1. Hi Suzanne! It's a lot of fun when your children start having input into your sewing. Sometimes my kids want me to make things for them that are a little beyond my skill level just yet! LOL They are definitely making me be more creative these days. I love your blog! Thanks for inviting me over :)

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  6. Love it! That's so nice that your son got involved in designing the shirt, what an awesome mum you clearly are xx

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    1. Thank you Zoe!! That is very thoughtful of you to say!

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  7. Oh Shirley - would you believe I have this fabric too? I made T a bathrobe out of some of it. I've been HOARDING the remnants lol. I just sewed a vintage pj patter for T yesterday and used this as the accents. Such a fun fabric and SUPER hard to find now!! Love what you did with the red and the shirt!

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    1. Thanks Kristin! My son still wears this! I'm so glad it still fits. That is one nice thing about this boxy shirt pattern. It is really challenging finding fabrics for my son. I wish someone would design more fabrics for boys/men without them just being quilting cottons.

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