Fire Trucks and Dalmatians
Added Dec 4, 2010
Long Beach, Cali...
My son picked the fabric for this shirt out himself! I think it was the only time he ever enjoyed a trip to the fabric store. He’s usually bored waiting for me to look at and touch all the fabric before I finally pick something.
When we visited my mom this summer she pulled out her pattern stash that hadn’t been opened in decades and let me look through it. This pattern is an old Stretch & Sew, #919, from 1981. It’s actually a girl’s pattern, but using the crew neck worked fine for a boy. I did have to add 3 inches to the sleeves to make them long enough. My mom had written a note on the instructions to use the next size up for the crew neckline template. She was right it would have been way too tight otherwise. Next time I’ll probably go two sizes up for the neckline.
I picked up some great vintage patterns for me from my mom, too. But it may be a while before I can make any of them since I need to grade the size for most of them.
cotton interlock knit
cotton ribbed knit