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I decided to give making clothes for boys a try.  There really aren’t too many boy patterns out there and I sadly never gave it much thought until we had a boy.  Now that we have a boy I really don’t have much to sew for him.  I have the book Making Baby’s Clothes and it has a sailor type tunic in it for boys.  I had bought some nautical fabric at Hobby Lobby and I originally was going to use it to make a dress for one of the girls.  I changed my mind and decided to sew Ethan a shirt out of it.

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This was also my first time sewing on a collar and it was a lot easier than I was expecting it to be.  It was one of those things I was avoiding because I was a little intimidated by it.

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I wasn’t sure how I was going to like the contrasting fabrics, but I think I like it.  I actually wasn’t for sure if I liked the tunic at all.  Once I put the shirt on him though I really liked it.  He has a pair of orange pants that matches perfectly.

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He is getting really hard to photograph.  He is always on the move.  He is up to five steps now.  He could go further if he really wanted to, but he is a little hesitant about it still.

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Back to the shirt.  The sleeves ended up too long, but that isn’t unusual with Ethan.  Sleeves on most shirts are too long for him.  I made the shirt in 12 month size and he is almost 11 months old.  I think I am going to make him another one.  I think it will be a nice shirt for the spring since it is a pullover and light wait.

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