Mr. C and I are getting ready for a nice fall vacation next week. It has me paranoid that while we are gone the seasons are going to change and we will be stranded wearing our summer clothing in very fall like weather. I decided to make Mr. C a long sleeve shirt from a couple of existing shirts (cream and navy) and some remaining knit yardage that I had on hand. You'll recognize the moss green trim and warm brown knit from my handstitched top and cap sleeve tutorial.
I ended up making the pattern from an existing shirt. I added a bit of extra length in the arms and torso to accommodate for growth. For more information on making a pattern from an existing clothing article see here, for information on piecing together a raglan shirt see here.
The image is a free image from Ottobre. I love the bulldog, and Clark helped pick it out. I used a cut away technique for the applique and topstitched around the edges (that was the most painful part).
I added a few messy stitches with embroidery floss along the cuffs and the applique. Clark was such a sweet boy for our little photo shoot, he didn't sit still long, but look at all of those smiles he gave me. He's a bit under the weather today, so I am missing those smiles.
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