Woo hoo! It's complete! All the pieces went together easily (even those dratted sleeves... I hate sleeves) so now you can place your bets on how long baby wears it for before he re-decorates the front.
|The rest of the inside seams are serged.|
Eventually I'm going to actually have to buy shirt buttons, unless Mr B wants to donate any more of his shirts to the cause. I've got my eye on the pink, red and purple stripy one with the stain on the front...
I didn't bother to interface the collar since baby shirts are so tiny and it's liable to be chewed anyhow.
I'm pretty pleased with how easy the construction was with a 3/8" seam allowance. Adult commercial patterns always have 5/8", and this makes sleeve insertion much more difficult in my opinion. Plus, I saved myself fabric with the smaller allowance and still had enough for easy overlocking. A shirt in 1/2 meter: win! (Although this did mean I had bits of selvedge in my seam allowances.)
Pattern available soon, I expect!
Time to go and dress someone in this...
Edit: It's still quite roomy on him! This is despite having drafted the 6 month size, and him otherwise wearing commercial 9-12month clothes. Amazingly he might actually still be wearing it at 6 months old!