Thursday, January 15, 2015

How To Train Your Dragon Toothless Inspired: Thumbs Up Tee by OUSM Designs {pattern test and review}

Little man loves his Thumbs Up Tee by OUSM Designs! I did not expect him to be so enthused and enamored with having the thumb hole in the cuff of his sleeve, but something is almost ninja about having the thumb through the cuff.... Add to it this awesome Toothless inspired outline, and it is a win for any 4 year old boy!

Thumbs Up Tee by OUSM Designs - The Berry Bunch

I will admit. The cuffs were so confusing to accomplish, at first. I may have had to rip seams from them once or twice. But that is only because I got my right and wrong sides confused. OUSM Designs created this incredible helpful video, and I have to say that I wish I watched it first!

Thumbs Up Tee by OUSM Designs - The Berry Bunch

Once you have the construction down with the cuff, it is so easy! And, it is surprisingly quick! Not as fast as a standard cuff, but still quick considering all seams are hidden within the cuff! Yay for clean lines!

Thumbs Up Tee by OUSM Designs - The Berry Bunch

Speaking of being almost ninja like, this shirt requires showing off some ninja moves while taking pictures... With sound effects and all!

Thumbs Up Tee by OUSM Designs - The Berry Bunch

Thumbs Up Tee by OUSM Designs - The Berry Bunch

I have been meaning to create a toothless inspired shirt for little man since I started planning his birthday. I couldn't bring myself to create the freezer paper stencil for just any standard shirt. It needed to be awesome. When I signed up for this pattern test, I knew this was it. The sleeves on this shirt just fit in perfectly, the thumb hole just happens to be 'Astrid like' adding to the element of "How to Train Your Dragon" inspiration!

Thumbs Up Tee by OUSM Designs - The Berry Bunch

The white and black fabrics are all re-purposed from my old clothing! Turning something old into something new is so much fun! The red was an interlock fabric that I already had on hand. Hurrah for not having to run to the store!

Thumbs Up Tee by OUSM Designs - The Berry Bunch


I love the customize-ability with freezer paper. These free printables from Confetti Sunshine worked out perfectly for this shirt!

Thumbs Up Tee by OUSM Designs - The Berry Bunch

The diagrams for the pattern are easy to follow and clear. Printing is one of my favorite features as you can print only the size you want! It's amazing to be able to print only one size at a time. No cutting, taping, tracing and cutting some more. just trim, tape and cut!