June 7, 2010

plaid shorts & dino applique shirt

I'm so glad Sew, Mama, Sew! is having a Make It, Wear It! CHALLENGE this month. It's just what I need to get motivated to get some sewing done. I had purchased a simple boys shorts pattern (Simplicity 2627) and a plaid remnant back in March with big plans to make a cute little outfit. Who cares if it took until June to get it done?

The t-shirt if from WalMart (the only place I can find inexpensive pocketless t-shirts), and I used a free dinosaur applique template. I know the stitching on the applique is all crooked, but I really did it on purpose. I thought it would look more boyish. I hand embroidered "stegosaurus" below the applique.

I am pretty happy with how well it turned out. It reminds me of those cute Carter's outfits I love so much--just a lot less expensive. I think I only spent about $5.50 for everything (including the pattern which I will be using again). When I showed the shirt to my three-year-old son, his response was "You can keep it. I told you I wanted a pterodactyl." (It really wasn't as snotty as it seems--just said in that matter-of-fact, three-year old way.) Thanks for looking!


  1. SO CUTE!!! The shirt, the shorts and the response from your son...love it all!

  2. I love it. What a great idea. This way you can make the entire waredrobe and he will be the best dressed boy ever.