It took a couple of tries. First I made a rough pattern and pinned it onto myself, then I made a version in white that had some problems. When I did this one I was able to improve even more and I'm happy with the way it turned out. The first day I worked up the courage to wear it Lincoln and I went to the park and he cut open his lip and bled all over the new shirt. At least he was ok and the shirt was too.