Favorite Boy Outfit and a Giveaway!

Remember that awesome trip I took to LA with a bunch of other sewing bloggers? Well, I made something with a few of the goodies I brought back and I’m excited to show you. The best part is that it comes with a massive giveaway, including a serger and other goodies. Read to the end for the details!

First order of business: just look at this big boy. Can you believe how big he’s getting? I could eat him up.


Now onto the outfit details. As you can tell from the title of this post, Stryder is wearing what I have decided is my favorite boy outfit. I love the shirt, I love the shorts, I love the moccasins. I love it all! Courtesy of our sponsors for Fabric Weekend 2013, I made this with the supplies I got in LA and I’m gonna give you the details right now.

I made the shirt using a fantastic shirting from Michael Levine’s. I actually bought enough so all my boys (husband included!) can have matching shirts. I’m so cool, aren’t I?

The pattern is the Sketchbook Shirt by Oliver + S, with just a few modifications. Well, not modifications, exactly. I simply did the following:

  • Cut the back yolk, button placket, and pocket on the bias.
  • Omitted the interfacing in the button placket and collar.

These little changes keep the shirt relaxed, but add a little bit of pizzaz. My very favorite, favorite, favorite detail is the one yellow button on the placket. I love a good button surprise! All the buttons, the blue and yellow, came from Jo-Ann’s.

Stryder’s shorts are detailed in this post from yesterday. The pattern is my own, one I’ve been working on grading for for-ever now (where is all the time I need to finish these things??). All the supplies I used for the shorts came from my local Jo-Ann Fabric & Crafts store. This pair of shorts is a combination of twill and linen. They have a great selection of fabric for boy shorts at Jo-Ann’s!

The moccasins were made using my own pattern (another thing I’ve been working on behind-the-scenes) from the yellow leather I purchased at Mood and showed you here. I love this leather! Actually, I LOVE ALL LEATHER. Hopefully, you’ll be seeing more moccasins around here in the near future. I bought a lot of leather from Mood. 

How about a few more pictures of my baby boy? I can’t really get enough of him, you guys. I just can’t.

In this picture you get a little glimpse of the bias-cut yolk:

 Stryder also wore this shirt in our Father’s Day picture. I know my hubby doesn’t make it onto this blog very often, but I promise he exists! The kids are all wearing CailaMade goodies in this picture: Abby’s summer whimsy dress, stryder’s shirt and mocks, and Hudson’s Sew-Vivor shirt.

I heart this picture a million times a million:

Now for more gratuitous Stryder-gazing:

 You can see more pictures of Stryder’s color-blocked shorts and read the tutorial here.

I’m considering a few more styles of moccasins, and would really love to start selling my hand-crafted footwear for babies. What do you guys think? It’s still a back-burner kind of idea, but that leather is really calling to me. Stryder’s been wearing some other pairs for months now, I just keep forgetting to show them to you guys. Maybe I should get on that…

And now for the giveaway! Our incredible sponsors have teamed up to share an incredible giveaway. Read below for the details to enter. PLEASE NOTE: The giveaway is only open through tomorrow, June 20th! I’m sorry I couldn’t announce it here sooner; there were so many other things slated before this post. Jump in there now and enter so you don’t miss the chance!

And thank you for reading, friends! I’ll catch you all back here tomorrow for a very special day (hint: it’s my birthday tomorrow!). 


One GRAND PRIZE winner!

Brother 1034D serger! (donated by GoToPatterns.com)

Four lucky winners will receive $150 in prizes!

$50 to GoToPatterns.com

$50 to LowPriceFabric.com

$50 for a class at Craftsy.com

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  1. says

    Oh my! That shirt!!! So freaken adorable! The yellow button just makes it, I think. Again, wishing it wasn’t winter in Australia… Stryder is gorgeous, and I’m super impressed with all the photos he let you take!

  2. says

    Cutest boy! The shirt turned out just perfect and I love the moccs. And that pic of him on his tiptoes…just adorable! About how long did it take for you to cut/sew the shirt? Just wondering if its fairly time consuming or not. 🙂

  3. says

    You really got some great shots of your cute cute little guy. I have a whole new appreciation for taking pics of little boys after my photoshoot with Aaron yesterday! What a cute family you have.

  4. says

    This is a really great outfit. I love the color blocked shorts and have been thinking about them since your post yesterday. My almost 4 yr old absolutely refuses to wear ANY collared shirt and its killing me. I love yours. The moccasins are really cute too!

  5. says

    Your children are gorgeous, love the white blonde hair too! The photo with your husband and kiddos in their handmade outfits is priceless;)

  6. says

    Love his whole outfit! You are uber talented, lady… I love how in not one of these pictures are Stryder’s feet fully on the ground, he looks like he is always on the go 🙂 Those moccasins are totally adorable. The photo you said you love with your husband and kids is per.fect.
    Ok, I’ll stop now!
    Heidi @ handmadefrenzy.blogspot.com

  7. says

    this really is a super adorable outfit on a really adorable little person. The shirting fabric is great. Now that I’m having a boy, I’m excited about getting the sketchbook pattern when he’s old enough to toddle around in a button down shirt. And those moccassins! So great!!!!