I made this little number 2 shirt for Addie's second birthday, and she can still wear it all year long, not just on her birthday. I think I will make one for every birthday!I just used lined paper to make my pattern for the 2's shape then pined and zig zag sewed around the edges. A few things I would have done differently... used some type of iron on aid from a craft store first. This would secure it so I wouldn't have to zig zag the edges down, just do a straight stitch around the edges instead. MUCH easier and it would look cleaner too.