Right, so this week is Boy's Week at P R&P and I used THREE projects from the book, fabric I already had in my stash, and went with the theme, My Littlest Explorer!
First is the long sleeve Raglan tee size 4/5. (love that it only takes a 1/2 yard to make) I used an organic cotton 1x1 ribknit espresso/charcoal stripe. Jacob is only 2 1/2 but his chest measurement was 24" which was the 4/5 size, so the shirt is long enough to tuck in which is nice during the winter and he always pushes up his sleeves so I didn't need to worry they'd be long. The fabric is nice and stretchy so this should last a few seasons....I hope!
Next I sewed up Pauley's Pullover, a satisfying quick sew. Love this heavy organic cotton fleece in Royal blue and trimmed with olive green, again in size 4/5 due to chest measurements. I shortened the sleeves and added the contrast cuff. It has a drawstring waist to keep the chill out. So warm and cozy.
Finally, my fav, the Treasure Pocket pants! I cut into a pair of brown Gap twill (?) pants that fit me poorly for the main body and used Ed Emberley's organic cotton Forest Friends as the trim, size 2/3. They are a touch long right now so I made the hem fold over to show more of the forest friends. Jacob wears cloth diapers and up until now I have been sewing Rae's Big Butt Baby Pants for him so now it's nice to have another pant option.
|Since it was about 4 degrees outside we just did a quickie shot in natural light of the whole outfit!|
Head on over to Project Run & Play to see all the great boy's week clothes and vote for your favorite designer on Friday.