My boy turned two in January (how time flies!) and I decided to sew him an outfit for the occasion. He got a new pair of Blackwatch plaid pants, matching bow-tie, and linen dress shirt.
For the pants I used the Oliver + s Museum trousers pattern in size 2, sewn in a lovely Blackwatch plaid worsted wool. These puppies are quite warm, which is perfect for our frigid winters here in Montana.
I love the welt pockets in this pattern. Very adorable!
I finished the outer leg seams separately in white bias tape to create this roll-up-racing stripe look, which I also did with these shorts for last summer. The inseams I finished with a flat-felled seam so that they are neatly finished when rolled up.
Here’s a look at the innards. I added some white cotton fabric from the welt pocket bags up into the waistband to hide the seams to the welt pocket. It didn’t turn out quite as neat as I wanted and will have to play around with it a bit still.
For the shirt I used my beloved Oliver + s Sketchbook shirt sewing pattern sewn in white medium weight linen. I’ve sewn this clothing pattern more times than any other in my stash!
I added buttons to the collar, as well as a little leather detail on the front pocket. Adding little details is one of my favorite ways to customize a pattern.
The bow-tie was sewn using this PrettyPrudent tutorial. I used their “double bow-tie” option and scaled down the size a bit for my boy. It is also sewn from the Blackwatch worsted wool.
Obligatory model shots.
And now for a few action shots…
Happy birthday baby boy!