Two days in a row without a skirt? Well, sorry, but I got on a roll making Field Trip Raglan T-shirts for my boys! And embellishing them was too fun. I simply had to! Let’s start with the bigger version on Thomas.Once again, I used the Field Trip Raglan T-shirt pattern from Oliver+S. Before sewing, I added the Cessna Skyhawk airplane. Here’s the process is you want to make your own:
Step 1: Print off photo/ line drawing of airplane.
Step 2: Place carbon paper under drawing, dark side down, on top of shirt front.
Step 3: Use pencil to trace over lines of airplane.
Step 4: Remove drawing and carbon paper. Trace over remaining lines with black fabric marker.
Step 5: I added the words “Skyhawk” in red because Thomas’ favorite airplane is a certain red and white Cessna Skyhawk.Then I sewed the rest of the shirt together following the Oliver+S pattern instructions. I color-blocked this t-shirt to have a black back as well as sleeves and neckband.Thomas is thrilled to have this t-shirt added to yesterday’s Inkodye cowboy t-shirt. I don’t sew as often for my boys as I do for my girls, so to get 2 shirts in one week was a big thing!For David’s shirt, I cut out the shirt front of the Oliver+S Field Trip Raglan t-shirt. Before sewing it together, I added the footprint truck drawing. Here’s how so you can do it too:
Step 1: Put a lot of fabric paint on a tray. Dip in child’s foot. Place foot on shirt front, straight down with no wiggling. Wash foot!
Step 2: I used fabric paint and freehanded the rest of the truck using fabric paint. I referenced the photo from my Kids Clothes Week modes of transportation inspiration post.
Step 3: Allow shirt front to dry for 24 hours before constructing the rest of the shirt.Pretty easy, and SUCH fun results. The black knit fabric in both these shirts came from Girl Charlee, and the white is the same as yesterday, a white cotton knit from JoAnn Fabrics.
David honestly couldn’t decide which shirt to wear today and kept switching between this shirt and the sun print one I made him yesterday.Thomas is very happy to have another shirt that is custom made for his frame. Prepare yourself for a photo overload of David in his shirt because he was having a blast being in front of the camera. Here is the story of David’s cute dimple. When David was 2, he was running with a pencil and fell down. The eraser end jabbed his cheek! (Lucky it wasn’t the other end, I know!) For about a month he had a bruise and a muscle knot in that spot. Then the bruise and the knot went away, but the dimple stayed. Everyone loves that dimple, and I always tell them it’s self-inflicted! A happy ending to a scary story…One reason he was standing so still for the photos was I told him to hold still and listen for the click of the camera so he would know when I was finished taking a photo. He listened so intently and his eyes lit up every time he heard a click! It was just perfect for snapping adorable photo after adorable photo!