Since moving back to home state the two middle boys have gotten very interested in hunting. My dad and brother go deer hunting and G and W really want to go with them. They are still young but everyone starts somewhere. Now I could go buy an outfit for them but what fun is that??
The shirt fabric was bought at a little country shop right up the road, as in less than a mile up the road. Oh I could spend hours in there! I bought the last yard of this so I am hoping she gets some more in soon. The pants are "upcycle". My mom bought a pair of the very nice overalls marked down to $3 after last hunting season but they were in a huge size so no one in the family could wear them. The fabric they were made out of is waterproof too, perfect for pants for the boys! I could not buy the fabric this cheep anywhere. It was just enough for a pair of Field trip pants.
Since making these G and W has been wearing them everyday. (I only made one pair for G so W needs his own very soon.) They have been called "the best thing you have ever sewed mom!". Yep, it makes me feel good when they love something I have made them. : D Now W told me that the sketchbook shirt long sleeve was not his style this past Easter but this shirt was a big hit with him. So it was not the pattern but the fabric. Go figure!
Can you see how happy he is?!
All he can talk about is going hunting now. He was telling me how grandpa and him are going to get a big buck this fall.
Both the shirt and pant patterns are from Oliver + S. The shirt is a favorite of mine and the most used pattern I own, the Sketchbook. I love it and hink that I could almost sew this in my sleep now. I love how it sews up and has such a lovely finish. I did do double top stitching just like the Field Trip pants pattern. Grandpa's shirts are like that and he wanted his to match grandpa's. It should make this a great work shirt too. I did change the pocket a bit on this one and added another one for two pockets on the front. I did make it 3" longer as well so it tucks in with ease.
G noticed the top stitching right away and loves it.
I did make a "box" on the back pleat too. One thing on the adults' shirt too.
The pants are made using the Field Trip pattern. It is the first time using this pattern for me. I was pleasantly surprised how easy these were to make. I should have know with the O+S patterns it was going to be. The top stitching really does make this pattern and love how it is going to make for no ironing. The two middle boys love, love these pants. I think I will have to make a few more pairs up for them, maybe denim?
Next up, Halloween for the two little ones! I am very excited about starting sewing these!!