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2 + 2 for boys?

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    violetvata @violetvata

    Hi – do you think i could make the 2 + 2 shirt for the boys for a lightweight suncover up, maybe out of colored chambray? Perhaps, eliminating the gathers at the front and putting in a pleat or just folding them out of the pattern? I was thinking it looked a lot like the shirts pirates and knights wear under their stylin’ vests? Am I crazy? Katja

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    Liesl Gibson
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    I think it’s worth a try. The pleat(s) at the front might need to be big, but it should look fine. You could also eliminate the ties and give the bias binding a clean finish at the neckline if that will help to make it look less feminine. Maybe lengthen it too? I’d love to see what you do with it!

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    E1izabeth @E1izabeth

    I agree that turning the gathers to pleats and eliminating the ties would make it more unisex. I made this shirt in a mens wear blue and white herringbone shirting with white trim and it still looked pretty girly to me.

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