This is the first project I’ve done from the book I recently got, Sewing for Boys: 24 Projects to Create a Handmade Wardrobe. It’s called the Raw Edged Raglan shirt.
I made it from these:
These odd-sized receiving blankets somehow made it through 2 baby boys without stains. I don’t remember using them much (due to the odd size – kind of rectangular instead of square) but I do remember them always being around. So maybe we used them more than I thought? Hubby was kind of upset I was cutting them up, but we’re done with babies and baby niece is a girl, so how could they be put to better used than as fabric for a t-shirt that Tater will hopefully pass down to Bean? And you can see the cute blanket binding on the sleeve hems.
I have to admit, I like my own raglan pattern better than this one. Or maybe I cut or traced it wrong. Before I was done I had to recut the sleeves several times because they were making the neck too big and it was just hanging off my skinny little man. Falling over his shoulders. I also had several redos because I was attempting to do decorative flatlock stitching with my serger, and it kept unraveling. I finally decided to forgo the flatlocking.
At any rate, it’s cute, and warm, and Tater likes it. So a success in my book. And it goes with my January theme, which I will be writing about soon.
Very cool, and a great way to recycle
Great shirt! I love that you get to use the receiving blankets some more. I want that book, but I’m curious if many of the patterns in it have problems like the ones you mentioned with this shirt pattern.
I love that!!! it turned out great! we are having a project party on my blog if you want to join.. http://www.bubblynaturecreations.com/2011/12/project-party-weekend-link-up-your.html
Hope to see you there! Happy New Year!
This is adorable. You should stop over and check out the sew along going on over at http://boyohboyohboycrafts.blogspot.com
We’re sewing our way through the book with chances at monthly prizes. January’s pattern is the raglan tee so you’re already ahead of the game!
Kim @ Too Much Time
I think it is awesome! I have soooo many blankets from the baby days and this is such a great way to reuse them. I would love for you to link up at my party going on right now!
So cute ! I think I have a couple blankets I could use for this adorable shirt.
I would love for you to share this at my new link party, Some Good Stuff: http://some-good-times.blogspot.com/2012/01/some-good-stuff-1.html
I really like this! I wish I had some of those thermal blankets – all my old ones are flannel, and I don’t think they are stretchy enough 🙁
Genius using the thermal blankets! The gals at Figgys would be proud. Thanks for linking up with Creative Me Monday again!
Great Idea! I just decided to make a larger easy quilt from all of my son’s baby blankets. Love the ides to use the thinner ones for shirts!
This is such a beautiful, thoughtful idea. I absolutely love sentimental crafts, and I’m going to go through little man’s blankets to find one to do this with!
I love it! I hardly used the receiving blankets we got for our kids and I’ve been saving them for a project as perfect as this!
You are just too clever…what a great way to use those blankets!
I’m going to have to check that book out! What a great idea! Would love for you to link this up to Trendy Tots http://areal-lifehousewife.blogspot.com/2012/01/what-she-wore-wednesday-trendy-tots.html
Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts
thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday – you were featured today!!
This is fabulous!!! Would you please share this with our readers for Fun Stuff Fridays? http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/01/fun-stuff-fridays-5.html
it doesn’t look like the edges are raw around the sleeves… am i right?