As you may have seen in the post from yesterday, my son just turned 5 years old. Griffin is totally enamored with his father and wants to emulate him in every way possible. One of his various quirks is to wear a "daddy shirt" and tie almost everyday of the week. Here he is last night after his Birthday dinner - note the ensemble.
We've sized down plenty of Dave's ties for him...and I scour thrift stores to find new (to him) button down shirts whenever I can. But let's face it...it is not always practical, comfortable or reasonable for a five year old to wear a necktie.
After recently seeing a nephew's t-shirt with a neck tie screen printed on it, I decided to make up my own version for Griffin's birthday. I had a spare t-shirt from Joanns hanging around and used reverse applique and a piece of an old shirt of Dave's that was in the scrap pile to create a tie.