This look has me written all over it.
The colors, the shapes, the texture, and the small details to make things interesting.
All that but still comfortable and practical for two boys who never.stop.moving.
The flannel was my challenge this week. My fabric of choice is definitely knit but I told myself when I committed to Run and Play this season that I needed to choose one thing that would push me out of my comfort zone each week. This week it was working with some wovens. For the flannel I started with the O + S Sailboat Top and the hood from this raincoat and the bimaa hood. I redrafted the front to add a snap placket and spent way too much time to make sure the plaid pattern would line up across the pieces. I added the black tee underneath, which was made using the Made by Rae Skinny Tee. To add some interest I flat locked the seams with yellow and added a rib knit printed with helicopters for the cuffs.
The pants were the same pattern (same size) as these pants I made for Mae in week one. The kid had asked for a candy pocket in the front- which became a teeny welt pocket. The zip pocket and back pocket were added to create more visual interest, and of course an adjustable waistband. He had specifically asked for a super backpack so I pulled a canvas jacket out of my reuse pile and cut it to pieces. We have an American Apparel backpack that I used as a reference but did a lot of my own interpretation as well. The pink zipper and pink hang tab were to add interest and pull out the subtle pink in the canvas. Having not made a cargo pocket before I added one to the front and finished the flap with heavy duty snaps. All hardware was bought at Seattle Fabrics.
the flashback tee for this jacket as well and then altered the pattern to get the oversized look. I wanted a vertical stripe but could only find this grey sweatshirt knit in my stash. So I pulled out a grey knit tee and cut one inch strips which I folded, ironed, and sewed in place to create the pinstripes. I wanted pockets that popped so left them grey and added a bias dark grey trim to add some definition.
The top, also a sweatshirt fleece, got a bias stripe across the front in his favorite color and a green zip pocket. The nice part about the stripe across the front it allow a seam to anchor the pocket, so it doesn't just float around inside the shirt. I used a freezer paper stencil to add the elephants marching. For the pants, also a pinstripe, I redrafted the waist to include both a traditional and knit waistband. This gives the finished look of ready-to-wear pants but allows ease of self-dressing for my boy.
There is it. A little bit of creativity from my boys and a whole lot of quirk.
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