Hubby Tribe likes to tell people he gained 30 pounds sympathy weight with me in my first pregnancy and never lost it. He’s got a point. I like him way better with some meat on those bones, but he has had to part with many a (too tight) quirky tee along the way. Occasionally I try to wrestle him into something semi-less-casual, and this blue plaid button-down was one of my favorites. He wore it maybe a handful of times (most notably in this family photo), before he decided it was too tight. It WASN’T (that photo was the last time he wore it), but he refuses to wear anything remotely fitted–that man needs his space. So during my dejunking marathon (still working on it!), I considered tossing this shirt for 2.5 seconds before I knew I had to refashion it for The boy. Kiddo had a birthday last week, and was in need of some Sunday best (I did make him a button down for Easter, but it turned out too small!) So I cut into this bad boy down on Saturday night, and had it ready for him Sunday morning.
I lost a few design details that I was sad about (the pointed yoke and pocket flaps), but I think overall it turned out so handsome. I basically cut that sucker up along all seams, completely unpicked the collar, and then used Kwik Sew 3146 to size it all down (I love that pattern, it’s a real winner). It’s kind of amazing that just omitting the button holes and front placket + sleeve hems saved so much time.
Ah man, I love those boys. And no offense Babe, but that shirt paired with those skinny jeans and curls? The Boy wore it best!