There is something so simple and lovely about denim and linen together. When I decided to make my son this shirt for KCW day 1 I knew it was to be part of an outfit. The print for that shirt is a bit more wild, so some simple staple pieces were needed to complete the ensemble without overdoing it, and a classic denim and linen vest fit the bill.
The pattern I used is Oliver + S Art museum vest in size 18-24 months. The fit is just right and I’m glad I didn’t go any bigger on it.
The fabrics I used were a beautiful Robert Kaufman Newcastle denim in indigo and an ivory linen from Joann’s. The buttons are a mix of some super cool european style ones on the front, and some basic denim buttons for the back band.
I like the look of these blue-jeans buttons on the back. Simple, and no sewing required!
This garment did take a bit more time and effort to construct. But those welt pockets are worth it. I just love little boys in tailored pieces!
But for now here’s a few action shots in his sunny day shorts 😉
It’s way too sunny out for proper picture taking!
Days 2 & 3 of KCW have gone by in a blink! I hope I can get the rest of my sewing done before the whole week is out.
Are you keeping to a KCW sewing schedule or has it all been tossed out the window by now 😉 ?