Leo needed a special mommy-made garment for his birthday, too, of course. ;) He selected this Sarah Jane print from her Children at Play line (Making Paper Hats in Aqua) from my stash.
I made it into an oliver + s Sketchbook Shirt. And thank goodness, because I bought that pattern three years ago in the 6 month - 4T size range... made it just under the wire.
I made him the 4T with no alterations and it turned out quite well. I used the collar from View A but short sleeves. I did forget to edge-stitch the top of the pocket before I sewed it down. But I got the pocket on there so neatly I didn't have the heart to take it off and re-do it.
It is a pretty easy pattern considering it is a button-down, collared shirt! It was actually pretty fun to sew. Everything came together just right. I definitely recommend it. I think I might need to starch the collar so it doesn't curl up a the points, though (if I care).
He was so excited to wear it to his birthday dinner at his grandmother's, even though it is a "button shirt" which he normally hates. It was so sweet how much he appreciated that I made it just for his birthday. He did say that maybe I could make him a Lightning shirt next time though...