Here we are in week THREE of the Project Run and Play season and I've finally completed a design to sew along. Between the broken down sewing machine, waiting for the new sewing machine to arrive, and the entire family falling prey to the flu this past week, I was starting to doubt my ability to play along.
But I did manage to complete an outfit. I bring you the . . .
The jacket was sewn using the 2-in-1 Jacket from "Sewing For Boys". I altered the collar to give it a more rounded edge and moved the welt pockets up just a bit.
The main fabric is a bright, red baby wale corduroy and the lining is a black and white checked flannel.
The skinny style "jeans" are made from a lightweight, denim which I upcycled from a pair of my old capris. The pants pattern is self drafted with a little front and welt pocket help from the Blank Slate Trendy Tuxedo Trousers. This pair of pants is perfect for little boys (or lumberjacks) who like to store away their treasures.
Easy access pockets galore: 2 deep front patch pockets and two cargo style side pockets, each lined with that cozy, checked flannel.
To liven up the back, I went with a contrast welt pocket. I love the little pop of color it brings. Like I need another excuse to look at that adorable 2 year old tooshie. Ha, now that I think about it, it's probably the view I see most often.
Finally, the metallic, elbow patch turtle neck. This comfy knit shirt was so quick and fun to make. The rectangular elbow patches (easily my favorite part of the entire outfit) are made with metallic, silver pleather that has the coolest distressed feel. The turtle neck has a slight gathering at the bottom band which is perfect for keeping the wind out on cold wintry days.
That's my Boy's Week, modern lumberjack, outfit. Throw together some denim, a little bit of red, a smidgen of plaid, a sprinkling of metal and you've captured the essence of the rough and tumble tree cutter.