Sewing for Boys: An Avengers Shirt

Sep 21st
Avengers Shirt

Have I told you how much Jude loves superheros? Like so much he tells everyone. Even strangers at the zoo. No joke. I took him to the zoo for his fourth birthday and he ended up standing next to some other children’s father while we were looking at the elephants. Jude looked up at this man and said, “Hey! You’re wearing a Green Lantern shirt! I’m wearing an Avengers Shirt! I LOVE THE AVENGERS!” *jumps up and down with excitement* God bless this kind man and his family because Jude instantly fell in love with them and we ended up touring the zoo with them for the next 45 minutes.

Avengers Shirt

***For all my superhero-loving friends, Jude does know that The Green Lantern is in The Justice League and not The Avengers, he and the Zoo Man had a conversation about it.***

Avengers Shirt

One of the problems with sewing for boys is that it’s hard to make something with a cool pattern, i.e. Avengers fabric, that doesn’t look like pajamas, or an overwhelming hot mess. Little girls can wear a dress with a fun print and it’s cute, but it looks weird on boys (not the dress, the print). Is that just me? But, Jude found this fabric in the store and asked me to make him a shirt. Usually, I just make him PJ pants out of the crazy prints that he likes, but I couldn’t refuse such a specific request.

Avengers Shirt

Avengers Shirt

I used Simplicity pattern number 4760, view B, and made him a size small. It was a pretty easy pattern, and you can pick it up in any major fabric store. The fabric is a licensed Avengers fabric from Joann’s.

Avengers Shirt

Avengers Shirt

Avengers Shirt

Weird and creepy story: The day after we took these photos the news reported that a body had been found in the woods near the park we were playing on. I’m so creeped out by this that we may never go back there again.

 

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