Seriously, it took me so long to work out how many Nah Nah’s there were in this title and I’m still not sure it’s right! Anyway, behold the Bat Shirt!
Boy has got a serious Super Hero thing going on and this has lasted nearly a year! His favourite hero is Batman, which I think is kinda cool as he told me it’s because he hasn’t got any super powers but is just really really clever and strong. He has a point, although I’m sure the fact that Bruce Wayne is a billionaire or something probably helps!
This shirt was made back in January, but photographing a marauding four year old is hard! I have no idea what he’s holding in that first photo – I think it might be an apple. Or it could be a toy car – anyway he’s definitely not standing still!
The pattern is The Thomas Shirt pattern by Felicity Patterns. It’s a PDF that cost less than £5 and I am so pleased with the result! She states in the description that it’s a generous fit and she’s not wrong. In the end I used the age 4 length and one of the skinniest cuts as Boy is not bulky – he’s like Husband and very lean. Even so the shirt is a little big on him, but I hope that means we’ll get a year or so of wear out of it.
I followed the instructions that came with the pattern and didn’t make any changes – the yoke is a double one so the inside is all neatly finished in the same way Grainline’s Archer is. There aren’t any flat felled seams but for a casual shirt like this I don’t have a problem with that. The hem is just overlocked, turned up and stitched. Not the neatest looking finish when you can see the guts but it’s plenty robust enough. This shirt is in heavy rotation and is standing up to the consequential numerous trips in the washing machine just fine.
The fabric came from Plush Addict (who don’t seem to stock it any more) and this shirt came out of 1m. The buttons came from eBay although I did make a bit of a mistake in that the shirt buttons up ‘girl’ style as the buttons are on his left hand side rather than the apparently correct for boys right hand side. I wasn’t aware of this until Husband pointed it out. Boy doesn’t care though – I’ll just try and get things the right way round when I make the next version with another Batman print!