September 30, 2013

pr&p week four

The final week of Project Run & Play, always my favorite week. 
Signature style.

I created two pieces this week and was really wanting to make three.
The hoodie will have to wait for a different time, just too much going on with a newborn in the house.

So just a tee and pants this week but both are much needed in his closet. 

Since most of what I sew is for my boys, I strive to use colors, prints, and texture to add interest.
Especially since the shapes of most their tees and pants are basic.
I also attempt to find a way to make a basic piece stand out with small details or a pop of color.

This is what I came up with this time around:

I self drafted the tee and upcycled three different tee shirts, the helicopter print being one of my all time favorites. I love the weathered look that the turquoise knit has beside the very fine rib knit of the sleeves.

The pants were made using the free Small Fry Skinny Jeans pattern from Titchy Threads. I added interior front pockets and skipped the fly completely. Instead I opted to add a knit waistband in army green. Most the Korean and Japanese pants we have for our boys have a similar knit waistband and we have found it makes their pants so much more comfy! I chose an old pair of dress pants with the subtle stripe for texture in this look. I also added a small tag to the back pocket, in the same army green as the waistband to add more interest.

If pushed I would still pick the word quirky to describe how I create for these boys.
The hoodie for this look that still lives in my sketch book would wrap things up nicely.
For today, it will stay in my book but I'm sure Case will rock this look with his brother's old giraffe jacket and complete the quirky for me.


  1. Such a cool boys outfit! I love seeing boys stuff. Cant wait for the release of the skinny jeans pattern.

  2. I always love your boys stuff...and this is no exception...well made and super cute!

  3. Love that outfit. Just plain "cool" ;)

  4. I just love this outfit! Those jeans are awesome! I'm going to have to make some too!