But even with all that sewing, this shirt was fairly easy to put together. I used the new shirt pattern I made by tracing an existing shirt (see the mini tutorial here). I folded my fabric in half then half again, then placed the pattern as close to the top fold as possible (and the pattern is made to be cut on the fold).
I cut the pattern, where a bust dart would be, and extended the shoulder in the pattern to the top fold of the fabric.
I traced the original pattern onto the fabric so you could see the difference...ish. One of the orange lines is the original pattern, and the other line is the alteration to the pattern.
Here is the shirt with almost everything finished: just needs the neck completed.
Here is the finished shirt, neckline and all!
Now here is the back of the shirt. I put a pleat in the back for design and to make the neckline a bit smaller.
Have you made any clothing for your kids this summer? What kind of patterns do you like to use most often?