Friday, April 24, 2015

Boy basics.

I looked in Sam's drawers and realized he has no shorts and only maybe two pairs of pants that fit.  He rocks onesies and rompers most of the time, but a boy's wardrobe isn't complete without a few good pairs of shorts. 

I was crazy excited to see the new patterns from Oliver + S, especially the Parachute Polo + Sweatpants.  Last fall there wasn't a boy offering so I was thrilled there was this time.  Especially this, both pieces are boy staples.  Don't worry, there's a girl's version of the polo included in the pattern and of course the pants are unisex.

Being it is already in the 80's here most days I knew pants weren't going to be the best, so I shortened the pants, but maybe not quite enough, ha!

I made the size 18 months for my 10 month (what?!) boy and used the Sunny Days Shorts for the approximate length.  He wears 18 months RTW, but I didn't account for the fact that I only turn knit under once for the hem, and I didn't look at his height so I probably could have got away with the 12 month length.  But, they will last for a while, which is perfect because I pretty much love them.

I did the button holes for the waistband and then managed to sew them to the inside of the waistband.  I thought about unpicking for about five seconds then just decided to pay more attention next time.

I used a lightweight French Terry (for the first time ever) and it was perfect.  Aside from the curling, but I could deal with that.

He is also wearing his octopus Field Trip Raglan that while not sewn this KCW fits with the theme.

After I finished the first pair and realized what a quick and satisfying sew it was,  I immediately cut out another pair and had them finished in about thirty minutes.  Can't beat that.

This time I used a Ponte knit for the solid and the contrast.  I happened to have a scrap of this blue stripe left from a maxi skirt I made myself (and never blogged) a while back,  I was so excited it matched perfect and that I am a hoarder.

It hadn't crossed my mind, but today Liesl blogged a sweatpants inspiration post and one of the examples was to have the waistband contrast.  I was just going to do the solid, but loved the idea of the stripe, though I didn't manage to get a great shot of it.

I also made him a School Bus Tee sized 18 month.  And even though I KNOW to go based off his body measurements, I just went with his RTW size and it ended up huge on him.  Which is better than too small, haha!   And it isn't such a bad thing, he does have quite a few shirts in his drawers already.


  1. I just love the stripes! What fun!

  2. I love all of it - and I like the cropped length of the pants. He is stylin'.

  3. Perfect for the little man. Don't worry about them being too long. Next week, they'll be just right!