Believe it or not some of my favorite sewing if for my boys. I love it when the older ones ask by request for a particular pattern to be made in a certain fabric. It makes me feel so good that I am able to make them clothes that they want wear. It's even better when they turn out as planed too.
This outfit was suppose to be for Garrett's birthday this past winter but wasn't sewn together. ( I was feeling pretty sick at the time) He had a play at school on Tuesday so I thought how great would it be if I sewn it together for him, no time like the present right?
The shirt is a classic Oliver + S Sketchbook shirt. I have made over 20 of these babies and still counting! Keep in mind though that I am sewing for four sons. This pattern is a staple in our house! I think this is the best one I have sewn so far. I still think the collar is as fiddly as the first time trying it but this one I am quite pleased with. The pants are the Field Trip Cargos minus the cargo pocket on the sides. I think they look more like dress-up pants this way. I adore all the top stitching on these too. It gives them a more "professional" look to them I think.
Yep, I totally love the stitching on these!
I did put the elastic up a bit in the waist of the pants so I could later let it out for growing room. Garrett does not like anything lose fitting in the waist at all so this way makes us both happy. The shirt I added 3" to the length and I did change the pocket shape as well. Wyatt was already eyeing this outfit too. (It's nice that the two middle boys wear the same size) I have four more pairs of cargos on a "back to school" sewing list for these two boys for the coming fall.
Garrett couldn't be happier. : )