I tend to sew mostly with O+S patterns but this time I tried a Peek-a-boo pattern shop Anchors Away Romper. I have been on the look out for a vintage sailor suit pattern when I stumbled acrossed this one. It's not a real vintage pattern but it was what I was looking for and it only cost my $4 so what would I be out if I didn't care for it? (It was on sale a few weeks back)
It's a fairly easy pattern to sew, the hardest part was trying to cut button holes through the elastic in waist band. It took a few tries before it worked out. (here is a great hint, make sure your seam ripper is very shard. ;) ) I did make one mistake and sewn the collar with a 1/2" seam allowance instead of the 1/4" it called for. I will have to make him up one more just to try it again.
I did make a few wee mods to this pattern. I sewn the sleeves more like that of a vintage baby boy dress shirt, as in I turned the sleeves up instead of to the inside, to make a "cuff" and did the same with the button placket to give it more a Sketchbook shirt look to it. I did also sew the collar on different too. I sewn the collar main and lining on at the same time and finished the raw seam allowance with a bias and hand stitched it on. I just love the way this finish looks.
I did make my own bias for the white strips too, next time I think I will make them thinner....or I will use ribbon.
I do love the look of this on Caspian. I adore the vintage look on him.
You know I had to get a picture of him and Sweet pea together, I think I will frame this picture. My they are growing so fast!
This is one of my favorites photos, lately C had been really looking up Jacob. He had to have big brother hold his hand while walking back to the house, I couldn't resist and took this photograph. It sure makes me smile. : )