Baseball Bowling Shirt

I managed to finish one of the two bowling shirts for my son in time for it to be a Hanukkah gift. It matches his sister's new dress. This is the kids Bowling Shirt pattern by Scientific Seamstress that I've made a couple times before. This time I actually bothered to make button holes and put on buttons instead of my usual snaps. I figure he's a mature, nearly 5 1/2 year old now, so it was time for buttons. ;-)

One thing I love about this pattern is the number of variations to choose from. If you clicked through on my links above to the other two that I've made, you'll see that fabric placement has been different on all three. The next one I'll finish will be all one fabric (a 4th variation for me).

I opted for the size 5/6. I think this is a 19" length. I feel like he's swimming in it a little, but I like to err on the side of clothes being a little big at the start so there's room to grow. Especially for handmade clothing. I don't want them to outgrow something quickly that has taken me many hours to make.

Here's a shot of the kiddos together as we were out the door to celebrate Hanukkah at our synagogue.

I had meant to share a picture from Hanukkah in yesterday's post. Here's a glimpse of the hanukkiahs from our community. We had 972 candles total.

Thanks for visiting!

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9 thoughts on “Baseball Bowling Shirt

  1. Kathy h

    The shirt turned out great. I usually avoid shirts with buttons as I never could get them even. I found a gadget that fixes that so it's better now. I liked the picture of all the candles too.

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    1. sarah

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      Thank you, Kathy. Snaps work great on this shirt. But my sewing machine has a really great button hole feature, so I figured it was finally time to try that. :-)

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  2. Amber

    Love the kids at the door! All those candles are fabulous. I'm assuming all the families bring theirs? That's pretty neat.

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    1. sarah

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      Yes, everyone brings theirs. I didn't get close-up pictures this year, but it's really neat to see all the different styles. Someone had one with a matchbox car holding each candle. The one on the right corner of the table is one of ours. Kids and I made it out of playdoh on a piece of cardboard. ;-)

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