Christmas Concert Shirt for Lou

Dec 12, 2015

Louis’ school had their annual Christmas concert yesterday.  Talk about adorable.  The two youngest classes were the only ones in this particular concert, which made it especially amazing for us because it was short, sweet, and full of Christmas cheer.

It was impossible to send Louis up on stage without a new shirt.  IMPOSSIBLE I SAY!  I stayed up late one night, after Bennett and Louis went to bed, to sew up a new top for the little dude.  And I kinda puffy heart it.

Doesn’t he look crazy handsome?  AH!  I snagged this reindeer fabric a few months ago at JoAnns, with a shirt like this in mind.  It turned out better than it looked in my head.  I especially like that I did a contrasting back yoke in a Christmas plaid.  Squee!

I used the Patterns for Pirates Lumberjack shirt (which I’ve used a ton of times already and have blogged HERE, HERE and HERE.)  Because it’s meant for a looser fit, to work as a jacket, I actually used a size 4T width and a 6T length.  I think I could have even gone a little slimmer for my skinny boy, but the fit still worked just fine.

Plus, look at how beautiful he is.  Seriously.

I actually ended up hacking the sleeves, to give them a rolled up look.  I’m fairly certain that Louis is a mini-version of Dwight Schrute sometimes.  Mostly when it comes to button-downs and long sleeved shirts.  He rolls and pushes his sleeves up allllll the time.  Maybe they restrict him too much?

Also.  I need to share these pictures just because they are SO Louis.  The first is after Bennett coached our sweet, sweet boy into being a butthead and mocking “my pose” for pictures, haha.  The second, is me asking Louis to be sassy.  Haha.  Oh this boy.

I wrote up a mini-tutorial on how to achieve this look with the Lumberjack shirt sleeves.  You can find the tut and see Lou’s sweet face on the Patterns for Pirates blog HERE.  Go check it out!  And then make 10,000 shirts like this.  You know you want to!

Disclosure: As always, you’ll find some affiliate links scattered within my post, which means I receive a small amount of compensation if you end up purchasing something I’ve recommended.  Keep in mind that I link these companies and their products because of their quality and not because of the commission I receive from your purchases. The decision is yours, and whether or not you decide to buy something is completely up to you.  Purchasing from my links does not alter the pricing in any way for you, it simply helps feed my sewing, creating and blogging habits.  Thank you for your support!

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Welcome to Wild+Wanderful!  I’m Katy.
Momma. Wife. West Virginian.
Designer. 
Dreamer. Coffee Consumer.
DIY-er. 
Craft Beer Enthusiast.
Purple Obsessor. Lover of Handmade.

MILDLY WILD. MOSTLY WANDERFUL.

LATEST FREEBIES

Poe’s BB-8 Sweater :: FREE Lego Star Wars Inspired Silhouette + Cricut Cut Files!

I have been OBSESSED with making this top for myself for over a year now.  The day has finally come and I'm now moving my obsession to the finished item.  I freaking love it so much. Maybe I should fill you in on why I'm so excited about this new top of...

Variant :: FREE Loki Alligator Inspired Silhouette + Cricut Cut Files!

If you haven't watched the Loki series on Disney+ yet, stop everything you're doing and binge away.  IT. IS. SO. GOOD. Seriously.  It serves up a lot of fanfare but also provides a lot of goodness for the less nerdy individuals out there.  Plus Tom...

The Moseyer Skirt | A New FREEBIE Wrap Skirt Pattern, by Wild + Wanderful!

I am overwhelmingly excited to share that I have *officially* released another pattern on this very website!!  Let me tell you all about The Moseyer Skirt, y'all!! This is a beginner pattern, featuring an adorable true-wrap style skirt, with a sweet little tulip hem...

The Voyager Skirt | A New FREEBIE Circle Skirt Pattern, by Wild + Wanderful!

So I did a thing.  And that thing was do a bunch of math and take the guess work and math out of circle skirts for you -- by releasing a FREE pattern: The Voyager Skirt!! Well....I released two patterns, because...

Granny Square Heart Drink Sweater | Free Crochet Pattern + Video Tutorial!

Whenever I'm in the mood to crochet something but want it to be a short and sweet project, I immediately start crocheting these granny square hearts.  I'm mildly obsessed with them..you have no idea how many heart squares I have in my "WIP" pile.  Whoops. I shared...

How to Open Digital Cut Files in Silhouette Studio (PLUS 4 Free Schitts Creek Downloads)

Happy New Year, ya Wild Bunch!  I thought I'd kick off 2021 with a little video tutorial AND a four-pack of free digital cut file downloads.  Not a bad way to party into the new year, am I right? I'm a huge fan of creating digital cut files for you, but...

RECENT POSTS

Fabric for Pirates :: May 2022 Reveal

It's the best kind of day because it's reveal day!  The 15th of each month means I get to share what I made with my monthly fabric shipment -- and watch all of the photos roll in from all of...

May the 4th:: 2022

Happy May the 4th, friends!  Next to Halloween, I think it's safe to say that this is my favorite holiday.  I mean.....everyone celebrating Star Wars in one unified front?  Sign me up! As per my usual antics, I made a new outfit for the day.  I know, I know.  I didn't...

Fabric for Pirates :: April 2022 Reveal

Happy reveal day!  I always look forward to the mid-way point each month so we can see what everyone has made with our fabric shipment! Here's what I created with mine: a [eafl id="252959"...

A Surreal Sewing Moment :: The Sugar Maple Skirt!

It's a pattern release day at Patterns for Pirates, y'all!  And this one is EXTRA SUPER DUPER SPECIAL because the pattern is mine!  It's my first ::official:: pattern launch under the P4P name and I am full of all the feels.  ALL of them.  I'm teary eyed, shaking,...

AFFILIATES