What I like most is how nice and basic the design is, wearable long after the cake is eaten! :) I originally planned to just buy a navy t-shirt and go the easy route, but I couldn't find a plain navy shirt in his size anywhere, and I couldn't find any navy fabric in town that was the right shade either! In the end I bought a XL men's shirt at Target used that. I have been planning to buy Rae's Flashback Skinny Tee pattern and this seemed like a good reason, and I used that. Let me just say the pattern is fantastic! Very easy to follow and makes a very professional looking t-shirt. I will be getting plenty of use from this pattern!
I pricked out the neckband and reused that so I only needed the shirt which I got for $5. The orange fabric was some scrap Robert Kaufman Laguna Knit. I used freezer paper (which if you haven't done before, try it) to make the stencil for the lettering, only using one application of paint. I wanted it to look a bit faded. It did get slightly off-centered but I kind of like it and you don't notice it when he's wearing it. This was an easy naptime project which turned out just as I envisioned. Don't you love when that happens?
It's been a fun first year and I'm looking forward to all the fun things to come...walking, talking, more playing with big sister, and of course more trouble! :)