Sewing for Boys - Tadah Troop Shirt

January 4, 2018

If you're like me and don't have kids of your own, or sew for kids on a regular basis you might not have heard of Tadah Patterns.  Tadah are an Australian pattern company who focus on baby, kids and teens patterns. They're a popular pattern company and for good reason.  Their patterns are well drafted, with clear instructions and illustrations, and result in some adorable finished garments.

Tadah Troop Shirts

I have a number of friends who raved about the Tadah Troop Shirt (which comes in baby, kids and teens sizing). I was a little intimidated to start with, smaller pieces and a collar.  I've only made one collared item before and it was a number of years ago.  Thankfully it was way easier than I had anticipated and now I'm addicted.

Tadah Troop Shirts


I've made three Troop Shirts in the past few days and needless to say I see many more in my future. For something that ends up with lovely finishes, including an enclosed back yoke and shoulder seams, it comes together really quickly. I cut two out just before Christmas and when I got around to sewing them both it only took a couple of hours, they'll only get quicker the more that I make.

Tadah Troop Shirts


I made two out of the caravan fabric (which is poplin I picked up for $3/m at Spotlight years ago).  When I can I like making matching things for my nephews whenever possible so no one feels left out.  I'm sure this will stop in another couple of years but at 5 and 7 you can still get away with it.

Tadah Troop Shirts


I caught up with a sewing friend yesterday who very kindly gave me some snaps to finish them off.  You can really tell I don't sew for kids by my lack of snaps.  Needless to say some snap pliers and snaps are on their way to me now.  Thank goodness for eBay!

Tadah Troop Shirts


Another benefit to sewing for kids is the ability to use up some leftovers, I got around to cutting myself out some shorts out of this fern linen/cotton blend from Spotlight and had enough left over to get out another Troop Shirt.  Needless to say given my current addiction to Troop Shirts the shirt is finished (just missing the snaps) and the shorts haven't even been started.

Tadah Troop Shirts

I recently purchased some custom woven labels to add to all my handmade garments.  I'm really happy with the quality of them but the service wasn't fantastic.  I may order from the again in the future but I'll see how long it takes me to go through the ones I've got.   I'm also making my own size tags using some ribbon along with some heat transfer vinyl cut with my Silhouette Cameo.  The Silhouette is adding lots of to my creative outlets lately, so I'm sure you'll see more of it in the future.

Anyway, I really need to start an assignment, but I'd love to see what you've been making lately!




18 comments:

  1. Unique designed shirt for children. Well crafted. Visit custom buttons which produces countless button with different shapes and design.

    ReplyDelete
  2. buenos dias Very informative information on your site here. I like this post because we can get some useful information from your blog. I expect more post from you

    ReplyDelete
  3. Best Restaurants Open On Christmas Day in New York

    it's basic that your specific web structuring organization should be identified with your organization venture model

    Shindig Web

    ReplyDelete
  4. Here is the most useful system verify people online by conducting an instant online background check or check this webpage

    ReplyDelete
  5. Try this program: Free YouTube to MP3 Converter. This is free program.

    It is the very first Windows application and probably the best YouTube to MP3 Converter in the world now.

    Youtube to mp3 converter free

    ReplyDelete
  6. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  7. How easy to be amiable in the midst of happiness and success.
    https://99market.org/

    ReplyDelete
  8. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  9. the post is very good, I want to buy this one day. Get design buttons online at very affordable price which make your dress more attractive. imagenes para dibujar

    ReplyDelete
  10. Very efficiently written information. It will be beneficial to anybody who utilizes it, including me. Keep up the good work. For sure i will check out more posts. CBD Oil

    ReplyDelete
  11. Wow! Such an amazing and helpful post this is. I really really love it. It's so good and so awesome. I am just amazed. I hope that you continue to do your work like this in the future also Check This Out

    ReplyDelete
  12. This is actually the kind of information I have been trying to find. Thank you for writing thisgo to this website

    ReplyDelete
  13. In this case you will begin it is important, it again produces a web site a strong significant internet site explanation

    ReplyDelete
  14. Really appreciate this wonderful post that you have provided for us.Great site and a great topic as well i really get amazed to read this. Its really good. find more

    ReplyDelete
  15. We are genuinely appreciative for your blog section. You will find a lot of strategies in the wake of setting off to your post. I was exactly checking for. navigate to these guys

    ReplyDelete

DESIGNED BY ECLAIR DESIGNS