Maybe it's like when you've eaten sweet things for the entire feature film and then all you want is salty and you down an entire bag of smoked almonds to balance out all the sugar. Sewing for five girls and I finally get the chance to sew for a boy: Bring on the salt!
I have wanted to sew Drummer a little suit since the day (okay, maybe the day after) he was born. He might have a dozen ties already. I race to get him dressed Sunday, before anyone else gets a chance, because he's the new Barbie. A much chubbier, squishable version.
When Liesl shared the new Oliver + S fall patterns, I was so excited to see the Art Museum Vest and Trousers in the line up. Yes. This is what Drummer needed in his wardrobe.
I cuffed the pants so he can hopefully wear them a bit longer, I'll just undo them and enjoy that corduroy stripy-ness as much as I can.And if you've been cowering from welt pockets, this is the pattern for you to face those fears. Take that pocket by it's welt and master it, because there are two on the vest and two on the pants. You will conquer it before the Museum closes and feel a strangely powerful sense of accomplishment.
He is the most joyful creature to have with me all morning while the girls are at school. He will grab my hand and say "show me!" and pull me where he wants me to play, or help, or fix something.He animates his cars and asks "name?" to the others. He is so genuinely concerned with others and always wants to help and be ON my sewing bench with me when I sew. We lucked out with this kid, I tell you.
As I was looking for buttons, I came across these FELT buttons I bought years ago in Korea. THE perfect shade, because, as it turns out, there are lots of shades of grey and they don't all look good together.
I made the mouse run up the clock. His own little stopwatch.
Another great pattern from Oliver + S. It just might be O for Oliver +S, S is for suit, V is for vest and all the other letters, too.
Oh, my goodness!!! Could there be anything cuter! The pocket watch? How do you come up with this stuff? Seriously! (can you tell I love this, or what?)ReplyDelete
Katy I love it! I've got to move over there so I can try claim dibs on hand me downs ;) lol.ReplyDelete
I love the whole look. Drummer looks like such a little boy all of a sudden. Sewing for boys is a blast.ReplyDelete
Gosh, he is absolutely adorable! What a great little suit!ReplyDelete
Love this! Also, I kind of want to just come play at your house. It looks so fun all the time!ReplyDelete
Katy, you aren't alone... Alex came along... and being a besotted Auntie, I've already made 2 suit-rompers for him! (he's only 4 months old....)ReplyDelete
So fun for you! He is as precious as all your other Dills in his own boy way. I love it! That suit is to die for!ReplyDelete
I am IN LOVE with the 'pocket watch' and the little mouse. What a cute little extra!ReplyDelete
You did such a great job!
I have this pattern lined up as well for my boys - it looks so cute on Drummer :-)
thank you for the inspiration
That looks so so darling on him! Dressing my son on Sundays is my favorite too. :) I love the idea of cuffing the pants to get more wear--I will remember that trick. I may just have to put this pattern on my wish list. Your details are always so fun---felt buttons, mouse and the clock...oh your kids have such a fun mom!ReplyDelete
ahhh. this is too cute! I mean, too cool. I love love love youReplyDelete
The mouse and clock detail! Stop. It's too good. I love this so much and am so happy you get to sew for your little boy! The stripes are perfect and you know that star shirt has my heart written all over it!ReplyDelete
Man! You're GOOD!ReplyDelete
I love all the little extra touches you add - truly inspired!ReplyDelete
It's a very gorgeous outfit, i really like the stripes with stars. Both are really simple but so eyecatching& the tiny pocket watch detail is lovely.ReplyDelete
Oh so very charming!! Drummer looks like so grown up in his special suit. You are the detail queen, Katy. I so admire your creativity! Love the striped fabric with the star fabric for the shirt. I have just completed a post for "A" and would love to add you Sew All 26 button to my blog. May I do that? I will link my "A" post to your A is for Arrow post. If I get a "B" post put together should I link it to the same spot or is there another link for the letter B?ReplyDelete
Thanks, Karen! Each letter will have a corresponding link-up for that week. The B link wasn't working, but I've tweaked it and it appears to be working now, so go ahead and add your B outfit.Delete
the vest & trousers turned our fantastic!ReplyDelete
I have the hardest time finding striped fabrics, you sure found a good one.
EEEK! He is so darn cute and I love him in his little striped suit. Love that this pattern lends itself so well to separates, too - that vest would look great with jeans, the trousers awesome with a mini retro band t-shirt. :)ReplyDelete
Also fun posting the same pattern the same day! OH and I love your thoughts on sewing for a boy - it's waaaay more fun to dress mine than I expected, for sure!
dude. You rock-Drummer is so very studly in his new suit! I love the grey stripes (are any of us surprised at the stripes? ;) and the mouse and clock? Those are the kind of touches that elevate your sewing to higher...heights of coolness. :PReplyDelete
Drummer looks so handsome in his new suit! I love it all! Did you also make the tie? My little one is in desperate need of some ties as he only has one. :)ReplyDelete
So, tell me why your clothes are not already on the market and you are making the big bucks???? Awesome, awesome stuff!ReplyDelete
haha! I need someone to invest in me? Also, glad you're still reading as I've wondered what you're up to these days.Delete
Have you ever thought of designing for your own children's line? Your ideas are remarkable!ReplyDelete
I agree with the 2 people above me, just adorable and Drummer, oh my goodness he's adorable! I'm not surprised that he is so special, he is surrounded by a house full of little girls, a mom loving on him... and that great dad too!ReplyDelete
so fun!!! I love that pant pattern... will have to be stopping over to get that pattern soon. I've been using the MADE pant pattern and numerous variations that I've added for years, time for a change! Emily @ nap-timecreationsReplyDelete