I fell back on a favorite pattern, the Oliver and S Sailboat top. I've made this pattern in both knits and wovens, so I was pretty sure it would work well with t-shirt knits.
For this first shirt, I drew bit of inspiration from Alabama Chanin and handstitched the facings and applique with gray button craft thread. I didn't bother to hem the sleeves, and I skipped the hem facing because I used the original hem of the t-shirt. Occasionally, laziness pays off. :-)
This "cheese" face kills me! Cutest boy ever.
Shirt refashion #2 began life as an iconic PJ shirt that he wore until the side seams were full of holes. I really think I remember PJ in this t-shirt when we were dating. Anyway, the super soft fabric and the holey seams made this t-shirt a perfect upcycle candidate.
This time, I wanted to keep the stripe in the chest of the shirt and also keep the number on the sleeve, literally just shrink this shirt into a toddler boy shirt. In the same spirit of laziness, I still left the sleeves unhemmed, but I did use the hem facing this time.
Colin's newest model pose
Or maybe he was just trying to ignore that camera in his face. Doesn't matter--STILL CUTE.