The raglan seam that connects the yoke to all the other pieces is a monster and you have to sew it twice: once for the outer portion and once for the lining. I did end up with some "accidental gathers" along that seam, but I can't even bring myself to care. I doubt anyone will notice and if they do idgaf. Somehow I'm compelled to post pictures of them anyway, though, so here you are. I'm going with "design element": slightly gathered through the shoulders anyone?
Too bad I didn't have 4 matching ones. I ended up using 2 dark and 2 light.
I cut out the 2/3 size for my 3 year old but lengthened it by an inch and a half. It fits him just right with some room to grow (out only, not up; it's just the right length). This shirt is cut really wide and my boy isn't. All his store bought clothes are really wide and short on him. That's why we sew, though, right? Now he has some clothes that fit him =) And this shirt definitely fits perfectly. If only I can get him to wear it.
I also lengthened the pocket piece by quite a bit. I read some reviews on the blogosphere that said the pockets were too wide and shallow to be useful. He hasn't tried these out yet but I think they'll hold his stuff.
The fish print is a "vintage" sheet I from the thrift (I love fish stuff!) for $2.50 (and half price day!) and the blue is from a shirt my dad donated. The shirt was fraying badly at the hems and had developed some holes and lost some buttons, but it's ooohh sooo soft. Hopefully it holds up til he outgrows it.
I'm pretty excited that I can play along with the "Sewing for Boys" Sew Along over at Boy, Oh, Boy for the first time. A little late to the party, but aren't I always? I can't help but ruminative that misery loves company... I swear it wasn't really that bad though.