Sometimes I get these ideas in my head that just won’t quit until I’ve seen them through. Most of the time the boys think I’m a little cooky and while that causes me to pause just a bit before diving right in, I end up seeing them out anyway. And sometimes, if only very rarely, I unwittingly hit on something they think is super cool. That’s where this Froggy Tee comes in. I’ve had it drawn up in my idea notebook since I first made this Quadrilateral Tee last summer, and I realized recently that I really just needed to sew it up it whether it was a hit with the boy or not.
The Quadrilateral Tee pattern was designed and created by Addie K for the S Is For Sewing ebook from Sewing For Boys. It’s a relaxed fit t-shirt pattern that’s just perfect for color blocking or creating fun pocket mouth munching designs that kids will love. A pocket on the front of a t-shirt? What’s not to love?
Since this newly six year old guy is growing at the rate of the weeds in my lawn, I sewed up the size 7 which leaves plenty of room for him to grow. I especially appreciate the longer length because if you haven’t noticed, kid’s t-shirts tend to shrink up first in the length and sleeves instead of at an all over rate. I can’t tell you how many t-shirts I’ve had to sentence to an untimely end based on my kids growing out of the shirt length before the sleeves and chest were too small.
To create this DIY Froggy Tee, I simply chose some magenta knit for the inside pocket pieces. Then, I appliqued a froggy tongue shaped piece to the shirt front, making sure it was coming from inside the pocket and then appliqued felt eyes and a yummy, little fly for our froggy friend to catch.
I have to say, I was surprised to see how much this guy took to the idea of having a froggy tee. And I’m enjoying the fact that something so simple and quick to sew has put a smile on his face. Froggy Tee for the win!