I struggled with this week a little, since The Boy has a school uniform this year and therefore needs far fewer clothes to get him through the season. But when I found this cool denim (in--you guessed it--Nippori, Tokyo's Fabric Town), I got inspired to make him a fun fall outfit to wear on the weekends.
|He even had denim shoes!|
The brown denim caught my attention because in addition to having a slight stretch, it also had a really soft, brushed interior.
|Can you tell it's fuzzy from this picture?|
|I love the fit!|
One final touch on the jeans--I freehanded a loose "LJ" on the back pockets--The Boy's first and middle initials ;) He loves that!
And I lined the pockets with the same fabric I used on his shawl collar, even though it's pretty much impossible to see.
His shirt is not made of denim, but this variegated blue knit had a denim feel for me. And the woven print I used for the collar also has a denim-like variation in the solid background color that it's hard to capture on film, so you'll just have to take my word for it.
|Let's just pretend the print on the collar isn't upside down.|
The collar is hand-tacked in several places so it looks just casually folded over but in reality it's not going anywhere. And I did a rolled hem on the sleeves--I was planning on adding a cuff, but they were exactly the right length and the fabric rolled nicely, so I just tacked that in place too. I can always add a cuff later when his arms get too long for it!
|Both fabrics cost less than $1 per yard. I just want to buy all the fabrics.|
The final touch was the cap, which I made out of an old jean skirt of mine using this free sunhat pattern from Lusa Organics. I made the brim smaller, and since the denim was a little thicker than the cottons shown in the tutorial I thought I could get away with a double layer of interfacing on the brim since I didn't have any hat brim insert material.
|The seams were from the skirt I cut up--I couldn't avoid them, so I placed them front and center.|
The hat lining is the same knit I used on the shirt.
And bonus--the hat fits me too! We might have to share!
And it just wouldn't be a photo shoot with my boy if there wasn't a pic of him airborne, so here you go!