Timmy Top by Momma Quail Patterns

Jun 9, 2015

Oh gosh.  I don’t even know where to start with sharing these photos.  They are my favorite “photo shoot” images with Louis so far.  FYI :: I did have to pay + bribe him with $1 to get him to take these for me.  Worth every penny.

I have been on the prowl for a good button-down pattern for Louis.  (I’ve sewn the Lumberjack pattern a few times now, but to me it’s better as a jacket because it’s looser and great for double layers of flannel.)  Louis is long and skinny in the torso and I wanted a slim-fit, longer-length top without having to fuss with the pattern to make it work for me.

Someone recommended the Timmy Top by Momma Quail Patterns and I am SO super glad they did!  It’s perfection.

Louis helped me pick this fabric out while we were at Joanns a week or so ago.  He thought the circles were kinda like Captain America’s shield and he was pretty sold on it.  I knew I wanted to make him a short-sleeved button down with it, even if I was a little worried it’d be too busy.

Busy patterns work for me when it’s in a regular tee.  The busier and louder, the better!  But sometimes it’s overwhelming to have too much happening on a collared shirt.  I took the chance anyway with this one.  And I’m glad I did.

Here is the fun thing about sewing for little boys: it’s all about the details.  You have to pay attention to what you’re doing and you get to sneak in fun little pattern mixing here and there…and it’s super special.  The Timmy Pattern is extra bits of awesome because there are a ton of extra details you can put into it.  I obviously didn’t choose to do them all.  But this isn’t going to be the only time I sew one of these shirts.

On the Timmy Top, there’s a front yoke, back yoke, optional shoulder stripes, optional pockets, a separate collar stand, and a long sleeve placket.  The lining front and back yokes help hide away all of your seams so the finish looks incredibly professional.  And the fit for Louis (I did measure him beforehand to make sure) was spot on.  He’s been fitting into 5T clothes and this shirt was made in the 5T size.

Usually, if Louis would lift his arms up, his cute little belly would be peeking out of the bottom of his shirt.  He’s very long-torsed.  This pattern is very forgiving for a lot of sizes, and the hem that’s built into it can be toned down to add even more length to the shirt.  So again, I didn’t have to alter the pattern at all.  I just made a shorter hem.  No extra thinking = Happy Katy.

I’ve already got the fabric pulled to make at least two more of these.  And I see plenty more in the future as well.  Especially during the fall / winter.  And anytime we might need a special dressup outfit for him.  With the right fabric, I could make this super casual or extra formal.  I do believe I’ve found a new go-to pattern for Louis.

It’s okay, kiddo.  I can’t contain my excitement over it either. 😉

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