I had planned to order him a customized embroidered shirt, like this, but didn't get around to it in time. Then I kind of panicked and made a few half hearted attempts at finding a birthday shirt locally. When that didn't pan out I decided to try and make my own. You'd be surprised how hard it is to find a plain colored shirt in small sizes! I finally had to resort to this royal blue one, which started out with a pocket, that I had to very carefully use a seam ripper to get rid of.
Sharing this project at Craftionary.