I hear it over and over again. It’s so easy to find fabric/patterns for little girls, but very difficult to find cute, fun stuff to make for boys! Well, someone out there listened! I’ve been enjoying Celebrate the Boy month over at Made and Made by Rae and it finally got me to lay aside my excuses and sew something up for Jude.
Of course, it had to be something guitar related, right? Well I had this fun fabric laying around with no plans for it in the works, so I decided I would try my hand at making a little boy outfit. I didn’t follow a tutorial or pattern, I just took a pair of pants that Jude already had and folded them in half – roughly cutting out four pieces. I sewed them up, and voila!
Oh yeah, I did a quick applique too for a shirt. Sketched out the guitar in disappearing ink (which if you look closely, you can still see), ironed on some fusible webbing to the applique and then to the shirt, then sewed around the edges. Super cute, right?
Well, it turns out I didn’t make the pants opening big enough. They only made it up to about mid-thigh, and regardless of how hard I tugged (with Jude giggling the whole time), they wouldn’t go any higher. Oops. You live and you learn, right (cue Alanis music . . . )?
But the shirt is still super cute, as are those delicious leg and wrist rolls, right? I just want to eat him up! Although, I did buy an 18 month sized shirt, and . . . well, it already fits him a little snug. Who comes up with these sizes, anyways?
And just because we got a little carried away with the camera . . . some more photos. Guaranteed to make you smile and brighten your day.
You’re smiling now, aren’t you. 🙂