Friday, October 5, 2012

A Handsome Homecoming

For this weeks boy challenge I decided to make something appropriate for my little guy's return to school- new dress duds fit for picture day and his very own letterman jacket.
 
The jacket was made with sweatshirt fleece and it is set to become his new go to when running out the door. The dress shirt is made from a bed linen with faint yellow stripes, and the pants are a stretchy red suiting material that look perfect dressed up or down. I loved the vibrant red color for boys the cut is a comfortable skinny style- casual yet dressy.
The jacket is definitely the piece that stands out in this look. I knew I wanted to make it royal blue for Ori's future school's colors and settled on either red or yellow trim. Yellow just happened to be the trim I found while thrifting- I cut up and salvaged what I could from an old sport wind breaker and then backed it with ribbed knit. It took a great deal of fiddling to get just the right amount for the neck, cuffs and bottom hem.
Speaking of a great deal of effort- these smiles did not come easy. I realized during this little photo shoot at a nearby high school that Phia is a much more manageable model to work with. It took me about 15 minutes to figure out exactly what I could bribe Ori with. He turned down the already promised trip to red mango, and held firm with the agreement that I download "bad piggies" once we got home. And for that cheeky grin, I will conclude that was .99 cents well spent.
If you have a chance, check out project run and play and cast your vote!

13 comments:

pneu said...

Well, shoot, you must be proud of yourself. Every piece of clothing here is stellar!!!

mrsm said...

Oh please oh please do a tutorial for this jacket!

Just Ma said...

What a great outfit. Luved the different color buttons on the shirt----goes well w/school theme. The entire blog was a treat!

Delia said...

What a stud. He looks so handsome. Great job Lindsay! I love the versatile pieces you made and the colors are fantastic. Your sewing ability amazes me.

LeeAnn said...

You should include the link to project run and play in these posts! It would make it tons easier for me to link over to vote! Adorable outfit.

Kat said...

Love, love, love that last photo, even though he isn't smiling. Very James Dean-ish.
Great outfit!

Anonymous said...

That bomber jacket is fabulous. I'm not a fan of little boys in "grown up" fashions, but using sweatshirt fleece keeps it boyish and functional. Nice work!

kristin said...

sooo cute lindsay! that little ori is just a heartbreaker. really love the letterman jacket idea and the fact that it's sweatshirt, too. good luck, girl!!

here's the link to vote:

http://projectrunandplay.blogspot.com/2012/10/time-to-vote-week-4-boys-week.html

Justine of SewCountryChick said...

Gosh, Lindsey, my daughters and I agree this is totally adorable. Got my vote!

Erin said...

I think my favorite oart of this outfit are the shirt buttons! Go ahead, girl!!!!

2littlehooligans said...

oh that jacket is too cute! way to go again. cannot wait to see whatcha making this week:)

Just Ma said...

Soooo excited to see this weeks fashion. You go girl!!!

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