Monday, August 5, 2013

A birthday gift.

Ben's best friend's little boy is turning one later this month, so I decided to make him an outfit!  His mom (the baby's) said he is nearly in 18 month clothing, so that is what I went with.  I know, I know, I should go by measurements and I normally do, but he lives a few hundred miles away.  Anyway, on to the outfit! 
 
Oh, I am pretty sure people I know in real life don't actually read my blog, but if you do, and you know I am talking about you and don't want to see it early- go away ;)
 
 

 


I used the hangout hoodie and the field trip pants and top.  Added a cute little fox and a painted airplane (his bday party is airplane themed).




The hoodie.  Oh dear.  Everything was going great until I got to the placket.  The instructions were just so confusing, so I ended up doing... something... and made it "work"  which is frustrating because it is a gift.  I don't like to have oopsie moments when giving things away.  Ottobre has a hoodie this issue that I will make for the older kids, but they didn't have one in the 18m range. 

The fox is fleece with button eyes.  I lined the hoodie so not to have a yucky seam running down the middle, but then the way you sew on the binding you are left with a seam anyways, blah.




I used some Martha Stewart metallic paint, but it looks glittery instead!  Hopefully not too girly. 




The pants pockets and waistband are lined with a fun print and I added a jeans button to the front.  I did a button hole underneath  but I didn't make it long enough so you can't actually see it, oh well!




And if my cute little girl were a guy, this is what she would wear:) I am a little nervous being he is just turning one and she just turned two, will it be waaay too big??




I want to make this identical outfit for Jack, but he refuses to wear red pants.  Though, he has told me may times he wont wear something I made and he always ends up wearing it eventually.   He has nearly outgrown his other two pairs of FTCs so he will be needing more for school.  Gasp!  I nearly have another one in school!






So after making the hoodie, Jack said he wanted a fox hoodie too. I was lazy and didn't take the time to make him a jacket, plus he will only wear jackets with zippers.  There are pros and cons to both ways,

con- it is harder to sew the applique on
pro- you aren't making an entire hoodie


 
 
Cute, eh?  I used the same size fox for both hoodies.  I just free handed him, it took a few tries to get him just right, but I like the way he is now. 
 

 
 
 
Jack loves him and can't wait for colder weather (still 100f + here!).  
 

20 comments:

  1. The outfit you made for the friend is fantastic! I'm sure the parents will be thrilled with the gift. If it's a little too big, well, better bigger than smaller.
    Love the fox on the hoodie for Jack. Good idea that I plan to copy!

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    1. Thanks Deb! Too true! He is so excited for it to get cold enough to wear it:)

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  2. OMG - the outfit is fantastic. I will have to make a pair of red pants like that for Harry. Luckily he is too young to object to red pants.

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    1. Thanks! You should! I think I will just make him a pair and "accidentally" forget to do the wash so he has to wear them ;)

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  3. This is so absolutely gorgeous Girl!

    I love it, those trousers are awesome and everything else is so jolly cute!

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    1. Thanks Nicole! I was most excited about the pants, I for a minute considered keeping them;)

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  4. The gift outfit is wonderful! I love the red pants with the white topstitching. And the fox hoodie(s)...Fabulous!

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    1. Thanks Cindy! Hopefully the parents like the bold style;)

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  5. Ditto to all the above.. Absolutely adorable:):) love your fox!!!!

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    1. Thanks Martha! He is a favorite here too:)

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  6. Yep, can only repeat the above comments - totally fabulous outfit!

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    1. Thanks Justine! I was so happy with how it turned out, better than I had pictured in my head!

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  7. You are a sewing badass. There. I said it. Completely in awe of this outfit and your talents! Every time I peek at your blog, I'm inspired to get my butt back into my sewing room.

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    1. HAHAHA! Thanks for the awesome compliment! You made my night:) Just go sew some, it'll make you feel good;)

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  8. WWWWOOOOOWWWW. That is a fantastic gift! I don't want my friends to see this, or they will realize how sad my little sewing gifts are. Those red pants! The hoodie! The glitter/metallic plane! It's all fantastic and wonderful and unique. Lucky boy, and I actually think it looks seriously cute on a little girl too!

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  9. So adorable and amazing! I love the pants, shirts and hoodies! Great job, I thinking I will need the hoodie pattern and give it a try.

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  10. The addition of the 'fox in the pocket' is waaaaaayyyy cute! LOVE how it turned out. Remember: you are your greatest critic!!

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  11. Coming over from Frances Suzanne's Flip This Pattern linky party... Such a cute idea! It turned out great! Hope the little guy and parents loved the gift! I personally think handmade gifts are the best! :)

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  12. I love the fox! I'm glad I'm not the only one who stumbled through the Hangout Hoodie placket, either.

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  13. adorable! I saw this in the sew along pool last month... The fox is adorable!!! Coming over from the hoodie flip challenge.. fun right? I made a fleece jacket out of mine for the challenge. Emily@nap-timecreations.com

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