Ninja Shirt for Owen

The holidays are over and it’s back to reality. It means I get to finally share the gifts I made though. Actually it’s just gift singular this year, as I only made one thing to give away: a ninja shirt for my nephew!

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Pattern- 

Camp Shirt from One-Yard Wonders– Can be made in sizes 2T-4T. My nephew is about 18 months old, so I cut a 2T.

Fabric- 

“Ninjas Don’t Sweat” by Lily Gonzalez-Creed, available at Windham Fabrics. Isn’t it adorable? I bought mine at my local fabric store, West Seattle Fabric, a while back and it was so popular that they were almost sold out. It comes in gray too, but they were already out of that. I like the red though!

Speaking of Windham Fabrics, I was checking out their other designers and Amy Sedaris has designed fabric for them! Whaaa? I guess it was a couple of years ago. How did I miss that? She is one of my heroes. I love her so much. I had no idea she designed fabric, but I guess I shouldn’t be surprised either. She’s amazing and hilarious and now I want all of her fabric.

ninja_shirt-016I had heard that making kid’s clothes was easy, since there’s usually not a lot of fabric or pattern pieces to deal with and fit isn’t a big issue. This was my first time making a kid’s garment and I now I see the allure. From tracing the pattern, to cutting the fabric, to a finished garment, I sewed this up all in one day!

My nephew got a lot of amazing presents this Christmas, including a fully functioning tool bench and a play kitchen, of which his favorite were the boxes they came in (yep, he’s that age). The adults seemed more impressed with this shirt than Owen did. There was such a frenzy of unwrapping and toy assembling, that I didn’t bother making him try it on for pictures. He doesn’t even know what ninjas are yet anyway. That’s why I made it a bit big though, so he can grow into it. Who knows, this could end up being his favorite shirt! An auntie can hope, can’t she? 😉

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