I made this shirt for Harper recently. Oh, the fourth baby. You should see the state of some of his clothing - most of which have been around the toddler block at least four times. He needed something fresh. Though I'm guessing he doesn't really care what he's wearing, so perhaps it would be more accurate to say I needed to see something fresh. (I hope to make more.)
The shirt is the short sleeve version of the newly released Sketchbook Shirt from oliver + s. I love working with Oliver + S patterns (remember my flurry of bubble dresses? Goodness, I made a lot of those). They're so carefully written. And I always know heading into one (versus a traditional, commercial pattern), that if I take things slow and read carefully, not only will it all make sense, but it will always make a fabulously constructed garment in the process. It's the best kind of guarantee for my precious sewing hours.
The fabric is, of course, mushrooms from Heather Ross. Stitching this shirt for my boy, I remembered fondly this smock I made for Miss Adelaide at a similar age with a similar fabric. Oh my. Now he's the chubby-toed toddler walking around with squeals of delight at so very much he sees....in his own special way, of course. He's a cheerful fellow, this Harper Pie.