This week's theme at Project Run & Play is "Boy's Week." This is right up my alley, since my most willing model is my 2-year-old Andy.
For this week's challenge, I decided to make a size 3 version of some shorts I made him last year. They were one of my favorites, but quickly outgrown.
For this outfit, I found a navy corduroy with no ribs. It is smooth like velveteen, but more boyish. I also choose a coordinating check in navy and light blue on white for the reverse of the shorts. I was inspired by a 1950s pattern for these shorts, which I have in sizes 1, 2, and 4. I drafted my own to a size 3 and altered it so that it would be lined rather than have facings. The reason for this was to make the shorts reversible!
Here is the reverse side. I love both fabrics and I think they will look great for spring. These will be great to wear for church. I just stitched a button on both sides of the suspenders. There is elastic in the back waistband to give a snug fit.
Guess what? I also made the little sweater! This was such a fun project! I bought a size 6 sweater at a consignment shop for $2. I used a Kwik-Sew pattern for a t-shirt as my base. I cut the fronts and the backs so that the ribbing would be at the waist. I also cut the sleeves from the bottom of the (formerly) long sleeves. Then I assembled it and used the neck ribbing at the new neckline. I used a stretch stitch so that it maintains its integrity as a stretchy sweater.
Here's a view of just the sweater. I will definitely be making more of these!
Here are views of both sides of the shorts.
I love the little suits for boys from the 1950s and this is just what I was dreaming of!!