Friday, March 23, 2012

Rocket Boy

My grand- son wanted me to sew something for him. So we went through my patterns and he picked a shirt pattern. He then picked this cute rocket fabric out of my cotton stash.
 McCalls 6099
Pattern Description:
CHILDREN'S AND BOYS' SHIRT, TANK TOP, PULL-ON CROPPED PANTS, PULL-ON SHORTS AND HEADWRAP: Shirt has front button closure, front pocket, short sleeves and side vents; tank top has scoop neckline and stitched hems; pull-on cropped pants or shorts have side seam pockets and elasticized waist; headwrap is also included.
Pattern Sizing:
I made the size 3-4 Shirt
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Very easy  I think a beginner would be able to follow them.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Disliked that the shirt was a bit boxy.
Fabric Used:

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
The shirt was very wide so I had to take it in about an inch on both side seams.  Also I used a solid yellow cotton for the under collar as I did not have enough of the rocket fabric.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Not sure I would sew this one again.
My grand-son loves his new rocket shirt!

Also got in a little more knitting. Another cardi for my Grand-Daughter.

McCalls released new patterns. Here is a few of my favs.

 Love this dress! Wish I could find the fabric the model is wearing. McCalls 6559
 Cute tops McCalls 6562
 Really like the design the model is wearing. McCalls 6565
And of course this for my Grand- Daughter McCalls 6539

I have not gotten in my sewing room at all this week I hoping to this weekend. I have a few patterns and fabric all ready to go. Now all I need is the time :)

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Your grandson looks very stylish and proud in his out-of-this-world rocket shirt! Also, the cardi you made for your granddaughter is adorable. You've been busy making cute outfits for the little ones :-)

  2. Your grandson is so adorable and love the cute shirt. You are really knitting up a storm.... pretty cardi.

    I am drooling over the maxi dress and definitely adding the rest of the patterns to my pattern list. Thanks for the inspiration.


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