Don’t you guys just love how Dana and Rae celebrated the boy all February long? You mamas of boys are gonna hate me, but I loved it for the express reason that I haven’t found a “boy craft” yet that can’t also be used on a girl. I know it doesn’t work vice versa, and I’m sorry. I don’t make the rules.
So, when I saw this “90 minute shirt“, though it was fashioned for boys in the 3 and under set, I thought to myself, “I need one of those.”
After all, I do have a boy shape. Not womanly, not curvy, and at 5′ 7″, not even petite. In fact, I can’t even claim to fit into that new shape, “athletic”, that has popped up. Unless stumbling to the kitchen for that first cup of coffee or habitually correcting other people’s grammar count as sports.
No, my shape can best be compared to the stunning physique of the pre-pubescent boy. Noodle arms, toothpick legs, flat chest and all. It makes shopping for clothes an adventure, I tell you.
So, following her directions, I made up a pattern for myself and whipped this little number up in about, well, 90 minutes:
It was supposed to just be a muslin to test my pattern, but I pretty darn well love it. In fact, I haven’t taken it off for 2 days. The only alteration (besides making it much, much bigger) was to cut it wide at the neckline so I could add a little girly gathery part. Let’s hear it for the 2 yr old boy to 28 yr old woman refashion!