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Monday, April 11, 2011

IX

Our world series of birthdays came to a smashing finale with the number "9". This goofy guy who used to have peach fuzz hair and a chunky barrel shape is now rail thin and nearly up to my shoulders. I thought I'd have a little fun with an archaic numbering system for the age shirt this time around.
Just as Alex tried on his new roller blades, I made him take a photo with his new shirt.
No, I didn't make the skates.I've made this pattern twice before, both with guitar appliques: version 1 and version 2. Although making t-shirts can be a wee boring, I'm always pleased in the end because of the excellent fit I get compared to store bought shirts. He's narrow enough that RTW tops hang off the shoulders and look sloppy.


This is a great pattern, too, with the nice raglan lines and the sleeves and neck finished with narrow hem bands.


Sources:

Riff Raglan T-shirt (Ottobre 3-2010-10). Size 134 for height and 128 for width.

Cotton jersey

8 comments:

  1. I love how he loves his new skates! The t-shirt is great, too. Happy birthday!

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  2. Happy Birthday Alex! What a great T-shirt.... I love the numbers. Very grown up.

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  3. valde bonus!


    ok fine, that's probably not correct "archaic", but whatever. This is great!

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  4. Now c'mon Joy, I'm sure you could make roller blades if only you'd try!;)

    I really like the roman numerals for his age, I think it's perfect for an older boy. Great shirt and Happy Birthday Alex!

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  5. This has a perfect nine year old boy look! Oh my goodness, could it be, NO snow in the background?!

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  6. Joy, my oldest would love that shirt! What a great idea with the roman numerals. It would even be fun (if it would fit) to do an equation such as (10-1=?) X-I = ?

    that would be a tricky one--but fun and mind boggling for people...leave it to my warped brain to come up with this stuff...love your ideas! They are super!

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