We had a family wedding this past week, and I wanted to create a fun outfit for my toddler. There isn’t as many options for boy semi formal outfits, but I enjoyed choosing patterns for my little guy.
The shirt is the Sisboom Ethan. This is the 3rd time I’ve sewn it up (you can see my other versions here and here) but the first time I did the long sleeves. The sleeve placket intimidated me a little, but the instructions are very well done and they came together a lot easier than I expected. I cut size 2 with the longest sleeve and hem lengths and it was a great fit. The only thing I would change is to make the cuffs a little wider; they were a bit too tight to be comfortable (but maybe my little guy just has big wrists!).
This shirt is sewn from one of my hubby’s cast offs; for fun I cut the yoke from the original and left the size label in. The buttons were also salvaged from the old shirt. The original shirt was stain/wrinkle free (something you can’t find in off the bolt fabric!) so hopefully it will stay nice for a while.
The tie was a very last minute sew. I didn’t want to risk following a freebie tutorial, so I purchased the Bartowski Slim Tie from Paraplu Patterns. I’m very glad I did; the sizing was perfect and the instructions were very detailed. It is a proper tie; no zippers or velcro here! I had never sewn a tie before, and was pleasantly surprised how quickly and easily it came together. The only thing I would change next time is to use a lightweight instead of a medium interfacing; it was a bit stiff to tie.
The pants are a tried and true Ottobre pattern: Alvin Baby Stretch Jeans from issue 4/2013 #7. The fabric is a lightweight stretch denim in textured black/grey. I do find they run a bit wide, and cut size 80 with 3″ added length. I included all the topstitching and love how they turned out.
These pictures make me realize that my little guy is not so little anymore!