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!).