Thursday, January 17, 2013

Ottobre 06/2012-4 & 5 Baby Boy dress clothes

I mentioned in the post about my jeans that I had a lot of family stuff to sew. I promise I won't bore you with most of it, but this outfit...
You'll have to pardon the maternal gushing, but that kid is CUTE! And he has been madly wearing out and outgrowing all of his church appropriate clothing.
I was pretty thrilled with the 06/2012 issue of Ottobre, but I was particularly excited about this shirt. It's style #4. It's nice and dressy, with a collar and button front, but it is made of knit fabric, so it is super comfortable.
The fabric I used was a knit remnant from the stash (yay for stashbusting and using teeny bits of fabric!!). The collar, collar binding and pocket are cut from the cotton twill I used for the matching pants.
I just love how Ottobre patterns are relatively simple designs and easy to make, but with great details that make them special. In this shirt, the contrast pocket and collar are super fun, and make it easy to personalize. Seriously, how cute is that little pocket?!?
I'm pretty thrilled with my stripe matching across the front and the seams. I'm kind of neurotic about stripes, and when I see mismatched stripes on the street, it makes me cringe. These make me smile. It was a little tricky getting the stripes across the front just right, since I used ring snaps as the closure. They really had to align just perfectly. And they do! Yay!
Of course, he also desperately needed pants. These are from the same issue of Ottobre. They are style #5.
They are an elastic waist pant, but with a few fun details. In front, patch pockets and knee darts, which make bending and crawling more comfortable. Duncan is a walker, but he does a lot of climbing, so I thought he'd like these. They also have a faux fly and jeans style topstitching.
In back, we have patch pockets and a yoke, again styled like jeans. Since these are for church, I didn't do any decorative stitching on the pockets, but if I were making these as a casual pant, it would be a fun addition.
The fabric for the pants is a very densely woven cotton twill that was given to me by a cousin of mine. She had used some of the yardage, but gave the rest to me. It's really lovely stuff, with a nice sheen, and just perfect for durable boy pants.
Seriously, the cuteness... A note on sizing - Duncan measures to an 86 in Ottobre right now, but they are a PERFECT fit, which means they are exactly one growth spurt away from too small. I made these in a size 92, and while they are a little big, as you can see, he can still wear them, and I won't have to make another set next week when he outgrows them. I think this is one of the trickiest things about sewing for young children. You just never know! I tend to go a bit larger, since they will always grow, but I have yet to meet a kid who shrunk.

18 comments:

  1. You are so right, the kid is cute, way cute! Darling outfit, too and very impressive stripe match.

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  2. Outfits cute, your son is adorable. What a cutie pie.

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  3. Wow Katie - not only do you rock the clothes making - you rock the baby making too! What an adorable boy! Darling outfit too. g

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  4. Great work--stripe matching is something I have to have, too.

    (I think he could be one of ours . . . . . always standing on the table).

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  5. Such a cutie pie! Great work on the clothes and the boy. ;)

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  6. Going up a size was a great idea! I hate putting all that work into their clothes and they only wear it once because they outgrow it. Such a cutie! Matching stripes with snaps- what an ordeal. I would probably have pulled out my hair, because I, too, am crazy about matching stripes.

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  7. I'll be honest...I don't usually like looking at pictures of kids, but these are absolutely adorable! Love the snaps and the pants/shirt color combo!

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  8. Duncan is absolutely adorable, and his new church outfit is almost as cute! Love the colors in this outfit. He looks like a happy camper...er, churchgoer.

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  9. Nice sewing on that little boy's outfit. Yep, he is a cutie. Dancing on the table at such a young age. I wonder if table-top dancing will carry on throughout his life! I am positive you have higher expectations for him!

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  10. You are the queen of stripe matching!!

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  11. He is definitely a cutie! The outfit is pretty darn cute too.;)

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  12. Perfect! Just perfect. And Duncan is adorable.

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  13. Really impressive stripe matching! The outfit is adorable.

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  14. I love the colours you've used in this cute outfit - I'm totally stalking your blog for boy clothes inspiration since I'm still trying to get used to sewing for one! And I'm with you on the stripes, it drives me mad when they don't match up

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