Friday, March 30, 2012

Ottobre 03/06-12 &14

So, right - trench coat. On Monday, when I posted that, I realized that Easter was 2 weeks away, and I hadn't even decided what I was going to make Duncan yet. Ooops. I looked over everyone's comments about the quandry, and it was a pretty even split. So, I left the decision to Mitch.
And we have a suit. And I can't even handle how cute it is.
Both pieces are from the 03/06 issue of Ottobre. The jacket is style #14 and the pants are #12. In the magazine, they are made of linen and styled with a tee shirt. I made mine from a pinstripe cotton/poly suiting weight fabric. The pinstripes are difficult to see in the pictures. They are a light silver color.
The jacket is a basic, unlined jacket with collar and lapels. It is constructed much like a casual shirt, in that the collar is attached in one piece, rather than as part of the facings, and the front facings are applied over the collar, with the seam allowances tucked into the collar itself. Basically, constructed using the second method I talked about here. The pattern called for three buttons, but I liked it with just two.
The pant pattern is seriously adorable and I know I will be using it again. It is a 3/4 length pant, which I just love the look of on a wee guy. I think it has a sort of rakish, Tom Sawyer sort of vibe. These pants have some great details as well. 
In front, there are hip pockets and a faux fly. The pattern also calls for cargo style bellows pockets on the side, but they didn't really go with the overall feel of the pinstriped suit so I left them off.
In back has a jeans-style yoke and patch pockets. I didn't match the stripe across the yoke, but the stripes match impeccably everywhere else, even across the shoulder seams and the front pocket facings.
And with that, I think we are ready for Easter. I'm thinking about making a pair of pants for Logan, but he doesn't really need them. I'm just feeling guilty that he got left out of the sewing. And then there is that trench coat... Hmm, I feel a little sewing ADD coming on.

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14 comments:

  1. That little guy is so darn cute!

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  2. aaww, that is so cute! makes me wish i had a boy!

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  3. Very, very cute.
    Smart way to decide.

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  4. He looks so lovely and a little wobbly. Well done on that jacket.
    Brenda in the Boro UK

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  5. Yay! I'm so glad you went with the suit. It's adorable on him!

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  6. I'm having a Grinch moment because I'm pretty sure my heart just grew a few sizes. I love how his sweet baby legs peep out at the bottom of the pants. I thought about a trench, but I think I'll save it for fall. Jackets take a lot out of me and there's already a spring vest I want to do that has just as many pieces as a silly jacket anyhow. How is your Carrie jacket coming?

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  7. Duncan's just too cute for words! I just want to come to your house and give him a great big hug! A baby boy in a tiny little suit is just precious. Your kids will be the finest in the Easter Parade, so to speak.

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  8. Duncan is adorable, great job on the sewing, perfect little suit for Easter

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  9. That is stinking cute! both boy and suit.

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  10. adorable! I love seeing s cute little guy in a suit!

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  11. Oh my goodness, how cute is that? I can't believe that baby is walking already. He is one cutie-pie!

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  12. Oh my goodness, that is just too cute! I love teeny tots in grown up clothes.

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