Bing’s Bing Shirtigans

March 03, 2020

Bing Shirtigan

The majority of my patterns are created based on what I feel is missing in my kid’s wardrobe. My son Bing is a play hard fall hard kind of kid and clothes that don’t meet the “ultimate comfort” bill, just won’t be worn. Challenge accepted! Comfortable with a little twist, I’m hearing you buddy!

I personally love seeing Bing every once in a while, in something slightly more “dressed up”, like a button-down shirt. But he refuses to wear them! So I set out to design something super comfortable with some classic button-down elements. Say, cardigan meets shirt. Light bulb moment, a shirtigan!

Thanks to Bing, the Bing Shirtigan was “born”! By combining knit with woven fabrics, the Bing Shirtigan gives great opportunity to mix and match. I’ve made Bing 3 different versions, all with different fabric combinations and they’ve all been in heavy rotation! It really fits his skater boy look and lifestyle - it’s comfortable and great for layering, even as a light jacket!

Bing Shirtigan

This is the first shirtigan I made for Bing and I still love the combination of fabrics - a heathered grey french terry, a cotton flanel check and a dark blue corduroy for the pocket flaps. Whenever I get a chance to play with fabric direction, I will! Just to let you know, the final Bing Shirtigan pattern does not have a lined 3-piece hood (too heavy!) and I've also decided not to add a drawstring, due to the strict safety guidelines all over the world. Instead, the pattern comes with a 2-piece hood finished with a binding (pretty and not as heavy!) or a baseball collar. 

 

Here's the collared Bing Shirtigan in action. What modelling skills this boy has, right? ;D For this version I used a lovely blue summer sweat mixed with orange corduroy. The striped rib knit came from the stash. 

 Bing Shirtigan

Bing Shirtigan

This is my son's favorite Bing Shirtigan. It's made entirely out of summer sweat, making it über comfortable. Here you can see the 2 pieced hood finished with a neon green binding, one of the options of the final pattern. Don't you just love when a garment is pretty on the inside too? 

Please tag me @misusupatterns or use hashtag #bingshirtigan and share your Bing Shirtigan makes. I can’t wait to see what Bing Shirtigans you will all come up with!






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Size Charts

KIDS SIZE CHART

Body measurements cm

Body measurements inch

Size

Age

Chest

Waist

Hip

Height

Chest

Waist

Hip

Height

80

9-12M

50

48

52

80

19,5

19

20,5

31,5

86

12-18M

52

50

54

86

20,5

19,5

21,25

33,75

92

18-24M

54

51

55

92

21,25

20

21,5

36,25

98

2-3Y

55

52

57

98

21,75

20,5

22,5

38,5

104

3-4Y

56,5

53,5

59

104

22,25

21

23,25

41

110

4-5Y

58

55

61

110

22,75

21,5

24

43,25

116

5-6Y

60

57

64

116

23,5

22,5

25,25

45,5

122

6-7Y

62,5

58,5

67

122

24,5

23

26,5

48

128

7-8Y

65

60

70

128

25,5

23,5

27,5

50,5

134

8-9Y

67,5

61,5

73

134

26,5

24,25

28,75

52,75

140

9-10Y

70

63

76

140

27,5

24,75

30

55

146

10-11Y

73

64

79

146

28,75

25,25

31

57,5

152

11-12Y

76

66

82

152

30

26

32,25

59,75

158

12-13Y

79

68

85

158

31

26,75

33,5

62,25

164

13-14Y

82

70

88

164

32,25

27,5

34,75

64,5

WOMEN SIZE CHART

Body measurements cm

Body measurements inch

Size

High Bust

Bust

Waist

Hip

Height

High Bust

Bust

Waist

Hip

Height

AA

75

80

64

88

168

29,5

31,5

25,25

34,5

5 feet 6"

BB

79

84

68

92

168

31

33

26,75

36,25

5 feet 6"

CC

83

88

72

96

168

32,5

34,5

28,25

37,75

5 feet 6"

DD

87

92

76

100

168

34,25

36,25

30

39,5

5 feet 6"

EE

91

96

80

104

168

35,75

37,75

31,5

41

5 feet 6"

FF

95

100

84

108

168

37,5

39,5

33

42,5

5 feet 6"

GG

101

106

89

113

168

39,75

41,75

35

44,5

5 feet 6"

HH

107

112

94

118

168

42

44

37

46,5

5 feet 6"

II

113

118

99

123

168

44,5

46,5

39

48,5

5 feet 6"

JJ

119

124

104

128

168

46,75

48,75

41

50,5

5 feet 6"