Sewing for boys – Henry shirt

I have been wanting to find time to make one of the more advanced projects in Sewing For Boys and finally this week, when some new fabrics I ordered from Hawthorne Threads arrived, I had the perfect excuse to get started.
I used an Alexander Henry cotton called Heath in steel grey and a Timeless Treasures Pacman in black. I used to love Pacman, though I’m sure the significance of those little monsters (ghosts??) are lost on my 7 yr old.

The instructions for this pattern are really very well written and the shirt comes together almost without you realizing it. It actually doesn’t take very long to make – for me, the time consuming part was choosing just the right fabrics (as usual).

I made the 6 – 7 size or my 7 yr old. There’s plenty of room in it and actually since he’s such a skinny kid, it’s a bit billowy, but nothing we can’t live with. (And when I say ‘we’ I mean ‘I’).

I love the casual design of the yoke back and sleeves and the pockets are cute. My son loves clothes with pockets. And I really like the facing on the back and inside the sleeves. Actually, lots of things I have made from this book have cute little inside details I like.

So another success from this book. I still want to make the Luka Hoodie but I’m thinking of making it for my daughter. She’s been feeling a bit left out ever since I bought the Sewing for Boys book.

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