In light of the weather I decided to refashion two adult polo shirts I thrifted on Thursday into long sleeved kids polo shirts for my older son.
Knowing we had a big Christmas party to go to today that would be held in a giant concrete always chilly building and his grand total of 3 long sleeve shirts are all dirty from the school week, out came the sewing machine and the fleece I bought at Walmart on sale for just this sort of project.
I started with the red polo shirt, and chose a dark (almost black) blue fleece for the sleeves.
|The bright and quite possibly a woman's polo shirt.|
|I liked the color and this nice neat snap front for the school days when he has his hair done.|
|I flipped the shirt inside out, cut the sides down and started sewing from the cuffs down.|
|I actually didn't use a matching thread...I love this pale mint green thread though! and it isn't noticeable on the other side.|
|The completed shirt, you wouldn't know it was a 50 cent woman's polo would you?|
|On him at the party today. His choice not mine he had no idea I made it just for this :D I feel sneaky somehow!|
|A little long but leaves him room to grow up like he seems to every other day :)|
|Would you believe he just turned 5? He is so hard to get pictures of he is always in motion!|
And for the other polo shirt I'm not sure I like it as much but here is the before and after of that one:
Well there you are, my first diy mini tutorial/walk through project. Not bad for a total cost for 2.50 in fabric/thrifted shirts and a little time.
I'm off to decorate my Christmas tree, soothe my teething fussy baby and maybe get some late night crafting and sewing done for Christmas presents I have slated to rush through. More shirts, pajama pants for the boys and the hubby, that cork board for my sister (yes I decided my teenage sister would get the most use out of it...now if only she were girly or liked retro/modern fabrics!) and a few other gifts...