It's only June 29th, and I've already finished my son's 4th of July outfit! (The picture is horrible--I didn't realize how difficult it was to photograph plaid.)
It looks a lot cuter on, but I've given up trying to photograph clothes on my son--a 3&1/2-year- old boy is NOT a good model. I used Simplicity pattern 2627 for the shorts, and the fabric is from an Old Navy men's button-down shirt I bought for 99 cents at Goodwill. The red, white and blue plaid was perfect, so I bought it just to deconstruct for the fabric. I purchased a new Old Navy t-shirt (I actually removed the pocket without ripping a hole in the shirt) and appliqued the tie using this tutorial from Crap I've Made. When my son showed his new outfit to my husband, he (husband) commented that all that was missing was a red nose and floppy shoes. Thank you, dear, for implying I dress our son like a clown. I'd like to think I'll get a cute matching bucket hat done in time, but who am I kidding? Thanks for looking!