Blackwatch birthday

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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.

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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.

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I love the welt pockets in this pattern. Very adorable!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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Obligatory model shots.

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And now for a few action shots…

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Happy birthday baby boy!

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8 thoughts on “Blackwatch birthday

  1. Oh, wow, is he ever dapper?! Love this outfit, and his expression in that last photo: Ladykiller! 🙂 Those pants are incredible, you’ve done an amazing job matching the plaids and the finishing is impeccable.

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