My nephew Barrett asked me to make him a Captain America costume!!! I'm so excited, not only because it's a fun project, but because he actually asked =) I'm so happy he knows I like to make stuff! So here's the beginning of my project, a basic t-shirt refashion!
I got 4 t-shirts at Michael's. A blue one in his actual size (a little big so he can grow into it and I can add more cool stuff to it) and some XLs. I cut strips from the bottom of the red and white shirts to make into the stripes at the bottom of the shirt. Using the old hems made it so easy! I cut them 4.5 by 8. After I sewed the strips together, I just sewed them to the shirt at the right height. I didn't cut the blue shirt at all so that he won't feel any of the piecing, and so my next step doesn't show through.
Iron on a star and stitch it down, and the first part of the costume is done!!! Next step... add some muscles!! I think he'd love just the t-shirt, and it took me less than an hour to make today. But for a costume, we need more! I'll share soon =)