25 September 2010

High school star to preschool wonder

My husband comes from a large family.  His youngest brother just graduated last spring from high school, and recently gave my football-obsessed preschooler his practice football jerseys.  My little boy was so thrilled, but they fit like a nightgown.  Some tailoring was in order.


Notice I used safety pins on the shoulders.  My son was so scared I was going to poke him with my regular pins.


I preserved the neckline, just cut it down so the shoulder seams would be the right size.  I also trimmed down the sleeves, both from the shoulder seam in and from the bottom of the sleeves.  I cut down one side, and then folded everything in half to try to keep each side somewhat symmetrical.  It's definitely not perfect.  Next comes reconstruction.




I sewed the sleeves in just as you do any cap sleeve.  Sorry I forgot to snap a picture of that!  Then, I sewed the sleeve and sides closed.


I didn't hem the bottom.  I don't think the synthetic knit will fray too much.


Are you ready for some football?

Linked up to Be Different Act Normal, Along for the Ride, Under the Table and Dreaming, Sew Can Do, and Skip to My Lou, and Texas Monkey.

9 happy thoughts:

Celeste B. said...

AWWW, how sweet! What a cute idea!

Stephanie@cre8tive said...

I bet that just made his day!!! Good luck on getting that off of him :)

Phyrflie said...

Great Job! And he looks thrilled to have it :)

Melissa said...

He looks absolutely thrilled. Great job!!

Shayna @ Texas Monkey said...

Oh wonderful job, love it. This would be perfect to link up with our party this week, would love to have you show off your work!
http://texasmonkey.blogspot.com/2010/09/all-about-you-monday-halloween-costumes.html

Megan said...

He looks so proud sporting his new shirt!

celeste said...

awww...look at that smile! and those muscles! :)

Lorie said...

It is so cute! I wish I could sew!

Cheryl said...

Aww, perfect fit now! Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday:)

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