So, it’s been a pretty busy year and then some. I’m going to slowly update in reverse order some things I’ve made for little Pip.
First up is a flower/ring boy outfit. The groomsmen were wearing white shirts, gray pants, and black suspenders. So I made him a pair of gray shorts with the cutest animal fabric shirt using the Oliver + S Sketchbook pattern.
The illustrations on the fabric were very dark, so I used the reverse side to make it a closer match to a white shirt. You too can get this amazing fabric (owl faces! squirrel faces! foxes, raccoons, bears!) at Superbuzzy, it’s called Menagerie (Indian Summer) in the color Onyx.
Super cute, right?!? Especially with the little baby suspenders.
Alas, I don’t have any great photos of him in the outfit because I was too busy at the wedding.
Notes on the pattern itself:
- I made the 12-18 month size, as Pip was ~13 months old at the wedding, and he had been trending at the next 6mo. size up for baby clothes. It ended up being the right size, although it was just a smidge big.
- While the actual functional pockets are adorable, they are unnecessary for a baby and can add quite a bit of bulk if you’re cutting it from your fashion (bottom-weight) fabric. I realized this halfway through and converted them into pretend pockets, but it looks a bit wonky. I’d recommend making pretend pockets up front or just drafting them out for little babies.
- Finished the shirt with flat-felled seams! The sides and armscyes are the only areas where you need to think about seam finishing, everywhere else, the pattern is drafted to enclose seam allowances.