Grandpa shirt, or henley shirt ? you name it. The difference between this henley I made with a colorful rocket prints from Children at Play by Sarah Jane for Michael Miller that I bought a year ago plus a detachable collar.
My boy fell in love with this prints and he asked me to sew him a shirt and I promised him to. I (and he) totally forgot about this thing until I cleaned up my fabric bin last month. He saw the fabric and reminded me about my promise. He is a young person with a very strong memory. So I made him this grandpa shirt from this japanese sewing book :
The pattern : grandpa shirt from boys & girls
so sorry about the poor photograph. Shooting white garment isn't always easy
Look at its collar. It is detachable . The original henley shirt is collarless. You can choose to dress your boy (or girl) it with collar or collarless. The book suggest title "boys and girls" so all of the patterns from the book are unisex, so it will work both for boys and girls.
It has a long and slim button placket. Sewing button placket is pretty horrifying for me, especially the slim one. This one is only 1 cm wide. And I won't forget about sewing its buttons and buttonholes. It has 12 buttons (ouch!). Six buttons are all over the neck and another six buttons at the button placket.
And it is slim fit ! If you have the book and want to try this pattern, make sure you know your kid's size. The pattern sheet includes 3 sizes : 100, 110 and 120 cm (tall). And I must underline that this pattern is not suitable if your kid has a chubby belly
Yup. That's my boy. The older he gets, the more difficult to ask him to try a shirt and take a pose and smile in front of the camera. So all I got were his silly poses in front of his drawing board a.k.a the wall in my family room
next time I'll sew this in plain fabric
Have a nice Thursday!
- citra -