Monday, March 5, 2018

Little men wardrobe

Participating in the wardrobe contests on PR I learned so much about coordinating the items I make. It all gets so much easier to wear when you sew a few items that can all go with each other. Last year I give up on trying to make an entry for myself and did one for my son instead and it was very rewarding. It also feels a lot more fair making one for him while Eva is always getting hers. And he is the best receiver of everything I make. I simply love, love, love sewing for my son.
   I found this years requirement rather easy: 1 topper, 2 bottoms, 3 tops.
   The first item I make were some pull-on black jeans. I have seen the patern for it in the latest kids issue 01/2018 #16 :
Used some fun lining for the pockets:
They looked rather OK and being black it will work with almost anything....
The next items I made was the panel print blouse - mainly because I decided to use the twin print for Eva and I wanted the 2 of them to coordinate with each other. I used the exact pattern as for eva only size 122 for him - Ottobre  6/2010 #15:
This also was the kind of top that goes with everything in my opinion.
From here on I try to actually make an wardrobe and up my game. Denim, specially stretch denim,  is one great fabric to wear for comfort and endurance and I been wanting a good denim jacket for my son so I decided to actually make one myself. I picket the pattern for cool dude denim jacket from Ottobre 3/2013 ( one of  my favorite issues of all times ) #27
I never make a jeans jacket so I needed some directions and I could not figure out what to do from just words. I needed pictures. So I looked online and found Hampton Jean Jacket Sewalong - an amazing resource if you plan to make a great jeans jacket. That jacket has a few more design features then this one but is still very close and helpful. I took a few pictures along the way myself this time:
And from the same fabric as the jacket made a new pair of jeans exactly as the black one:
Now I only had 2 tops left and it was time to some great coordination magic to tie the wardrobe together. I wanted a shirt in the wardrobe to have some more dress up options or to wear it over thirsts. I remembered ElizabethMadeThis had some cool raglan sleeved shirts made for her boys and since then I got my hands on that Ottobre issue and decided to use that pattern. It is a really cool pattern - Ottobre 3/2017 #25:
As you can see the collar is really weird and it looks upside down. I had to check and recheck photos and markings 10 times to confirm this is how it actually is... And the sleeve seem make for a great shaping on the shoulder. Loved that. I also had a long search for the right fabric but I think I found the perfect shades and print for this wardrobe plan:
And to close up I thought to do a simple short sleeved T-shirt in the right colors again and used the same pattern from the 1st top:
I am quite pleased with how everything went together:
The weather is still bad here and I continue to sew from stash so Sewing 38 - Shopping 30 this year with only the items I published and I still have a few made and not documented yet . Yey!


  1. Awesome work! What a lucky boy..not many boys get a co-ordinating wardrobe sewn for them. Very special indeed.

  2. I love your wardrobe! and your 'model' is adorable!
    Please tell me how you got the art print look in the last three pictures. Is it an app?

    1. Thank you! The pictures are made using lunapic.