Saturday, March 7, 2009

Little Man's Big Boy shirt

First I want to say thanks to Cindy, Knitmachine Queen, and Pamela for being my "blogging sisters" and sending me the Sisterhood award!!

Here's the first of a five piece outfit for Little Man for Easter.  He's getting pants, of course, a tie, a jacket, and a hat.  I did not have a pattern for this.  I had a shirt that he had outgrown that was made kind of like this.  I had so much trouble with the collar.  First, I got it way too small, then I got it, not so much, too small, but too small, nevertheless.  Then, I got it too big, but almost right.  Then, I got it okay.  I'm not sure how this neck will fit.  I hope it's ok.

Now for the pants from a pattern that has a fake zipper.  I'm putting in a zipper.  

Then for a jacket from a pattern without a collar.  I'm going to try to make a lapel and all.  

Then for a hat that is sort of like my daughter wants it, but not quite. 

 I'm going to wing it on the tie.  I made him one at Christmas, but I want this one to be better.

My DD and SIL don't want their Little Man to dress in the cute little one piece overall shorts with smocked ducks, etc... Now, those, I could find patterns for.  That's alright I like a challenge.  
I need a dress form for each grand that would grow with them.  I have the two that my daughter gave me for Christmas, but they are really just for displaying, not for fitting.  I love them, though.  They make picture taking easier, except for this shirt which wouldn't fit on either of them.


gwensews said...

Oh, thank you for this. I wondered if there was anyone who sews for little boys out there. Patterns are few and far between for the little tykes.

My daughter doesn't want to dress her boys in "cutesy" type clothes either. They look like miniature men.

Nice job on the shirt. I'll be looking forward to seeing the rest of the outfit.

Back Porch Blessings said...

well first of all before i get to the shirt I have to comment on your "Ode to my washing machine", I love it, I laughed till I cried.
Ok now for your Easter sewing project, the shirt is too cute and I can't wait to see the rest of the outfit. You do such wonderful work. I just know it will be greatly admired.

gwensews said...

I haven't made clothing for my little grandsons. I've made some crafty-type things, like a little chef apron, bibs that slip over the arms, a crayon tote--that type of thing. I'd love to make some little outfits for them, though. I have a pattern in mind--Butterick 6030.

I did a quick scan of your blog. My goodness--you are such a talented lady! I'm in awe. I want to take some time to read down through all your posts.

BTW, I'm orginally from Missouri--the bootheel.

Rachel said...

That is so adorable. I love the topstitching.

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