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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

My Guitar Hero

Being a string instrument fanatic [yes, I collect those in addition to fabric, but fabric's a little cheaper], I of course couldn't pass up this guitar shirt pattern I spotted in a recent Ottobre magazine.


Alex went "fabric shopping" (as he says) in my stash and came up with the colors for the shirt and the guitar. I added two inches to the length because I want him to wear this next summer.

The shirt has raglan sleeves and narrow binding at the neck and sleeve hems. I was a little concerned the sleeves would look too gathered (i.e. girly), but I like the way they turned out.


Pattern is "Riff T-shirt" Ottobre 3-2010-18. I upgraded this to Alex's size and I noticed that the guitar applique is, not surprisingly, a lot smaller in proportion to this shirt than it is on the toddler shirt in the magazine.



5 comments:

  1. Gosh, that is super cute!!! Love the colors he picked. Red and grey look so good together.

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  2. He has a good eye, your boy. Great fabric choices. It's a really cool shirt, isn't it? I didn't do the sleeve binding (chickened out) and I now see that I made a mistake - your version looks great.

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  3. I like your son's choice of colors much better than what was in the magazine. Who doesn't love a red guitar?!

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