My oldest desperately needs a few wardrobe additions. He is down to three long sleeve shirts and two sweatshirts. It's cold here. The problem with being able to sew, is that I am too critical of cheaply made clothes and I don't want to spend money on good stuff. Also, I always think, but I can just make it. I can, if only there were more hours in a day. :) I did manage to make one. I plan to make a few more, so prepare to see some boy sewing.
The poor child is getting major orthodontic work done, as in we are slowly pulling apart his jaws, so his teeth are a bit strange looking right now. He does love his new shirt and enjoys modeling quite a bit, unlike his younger sister.
Let's discuss the shirt.
Fabric: Interlock knit from my stash. I can't remember where I got it, but it's very nice quality.
Pattern: Ottobre 4/2013. If you are not new to my blog, you probably know by now how much I love Ottobre.
Modifications: I had to grade the pattern a size up since the biggest size was 128.
I love the elbow patches. I got a piece of leather a while ago from Leather Hide Store and made myself a bag. I have a few smaller pieces left, so I thought elbow leather patches would be a cool detail. I barely had enough fabric (the story of my life) but I did manage to match the stripes nicely. (stripes matching tips HERE) Overall, I am quite happy with the results.