Friday, June 7, 2013

The Always Tucked Little Boy Dress Shirt

I was at the park with some other moms last week and one of the ladies brought up how much she loved this idea, but once you hit potty training stage, it kinda gets in the way. So I’m going to really be thinking how I can translate this concept to a potty-friendly version for the little bit older boys. Another mom – who has teenagers- said that this shirt should be mandatory for all boys until they’re 18+. haha. Totally, nothing more annoying than tucking in or asking your kid to tuck in their shirt 20 times in one church day. Open-mouthed smile

Anyway, I’ve posted this project in the past, I just figured I’d give you some better pictures and better instructions with this one.

Ben recently out grew all the shirts like this I had made for Andrew, not too surprised. So I had to make a new one.
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I laid the shirt out on my cutting mat and with my yardstick, lined up the bottom of each side and cut across. I learned from the last ones not to take too much off, my boys grow so much faster in length than they do in width so I need all the length I can get.

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Then with my onesie, I did the same thing. I think I measured 5” from the top of the leg hole. It was just a guess. I wanted it to be long.

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Unsnap the onesie bottom and with right sides together fold it up over the dress shirt and line up the bottom edges.

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I didn’t have anyone to help with pinning so I had to improvise…haha. Anyway, pull the onesie to match widths with the dress shirt and start pinning. First on one side, then the other. Then in the middle front, then middle back, etc.
 
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All pinned.

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Then sew with a zig zag stitch to give it a little stretch. This will make it easier to get on and off your kid. You’ll also probably have to stretch the knit to match the dress shirt if your onesie was slimmer than the shirt, like mine.

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Once it’s all sewn, get your model and try it on him.
Ignore the mess – I’m keeping it real. This is what happens when I try to sew and the boys are awake, especially this little cutie. Model pose! hahaha

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“Oooh, camera! Gimme!”

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Ok, couldn’t get him to look at the camera, so this is as close as I get. Open-mouthed smile Anyway, there’s several inches of room for him to grow into and it fits well over his cloth diapers, which is another thing I didn’t plan for when making the others so he grew out of them extra quick.

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It was so much better not fighting untucked tails all day. I didn’t get a picture though because it was straight to nap for this kid. Church sure wears him out!

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18 comments:

  1. Would love for you to share this at my link up where we pin all those who join to our party board http://myfashionforwardblog.com/all-things-pretty-11/

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    1. Thanks Leslie, I will check it out! Have a great day!

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  2. This is such a good idea! My little boy's shirt is always coming un-tucked! Now, to find my sewing machine! :)

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    1. Thanks Amanda, I'm glad you like it. It has saved my sanity, now to figure out the potty trained boys shirt tail. hehe. Have a great day!

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  3. What a great idea! Looks pretty simple to make, too. Pinning this idea for future reference!

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    1. Yeah, it's not too complicated. Glad you like it. Thanks for the pin and leaving a comment. Have a fantastic week!

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  4. Oh my goodness, this is absolutely brilliant! Do you think I could make this for my 12 yr old son? :) I would love for you to share this on my weekly link party Blog Stalking Thursday. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. haha I know, I need it for my 3 year old, I can only imagine it gets worse at 12. Thanks for your comment Katie I will check out your party this week and link up thanks!

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  5. I would think you could use snaps that snap at either side of the crotch, but not up the middle. (I don't know if that made sense. In other words, there would be a gap down the center of the onesie portion.) You'd still want to undo the whole thing for bowel movements, but it should accommodate little boys for other trips to the potty.

    (For girls, I think this still wouldn't work well. But we can just leave them in dresses while training. :) )

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    1. Great idea Rachel! Thank you, I will see what I can come up with. Have a great week!

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  6. This is soo smart and what an adorable model :) Thanks for sharing on our Thursday link up at allthingswithpurpose.com!! It's a pleasure to continue to have you!

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    1. Thanks Julia, I'm glad you like it. Thank you for your comment and hosting each week!

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  7. That is a brilliant idea-you are so clever!

    Thank you for linking up to Say G'Day Saturday. This weekend's party has just started so I hope you can join in again!

    Best wishes for a great weekend,
    Natasha in Oz

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    1. Thanks Natasha for your comment and thank you for hosting each week!

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  8. Loooove it. Check back tomorrow night, because you are being featured again!

    Mary

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    1. Thanks Mary! glad you like it, it'll come in handy for your lil Cougar before long, he's growing up fast!

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  9. for the older boys could you just use stretchy fabric like a belly band (sorry names gone as I'm very tired)

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    1. A Belly band, like the ones for pregnancy, what a great idea!! My 3 year old's shirt was driving me crazy in church today so I totally going to try that!

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