Calling All Kids April 7, 2014 – Posted in: Sewing
I am SO EXCITED to be part of the Calling All Kids series at Alida Makes!
When deciding which of my kids I wanted to use for this series, I had to choose my little man. He’s still pretty unaware of clothes at all, much less fashion, so I still have full control over what he wears with no backtalk from him on the issue.
I LOVE all things print, color, and bold. I enjoy classic pieces in bright, interesting fabrics, and I adore mixing prints. I’ve been having a blast with modern boy pieces that drift a bit from the commercial choices of old man or knit pants and graphic tees.
I’m currently having a love affair with my newest pattern, the Oakley Shorts & Capris. It’s still in testing (but part of the giveaway!!) but I’ve already made tons of them for Ollie for this summer. Such a great staple that’s easy to modernize to your style with fun fabrics.
And I made him these precious shoes inspired by TOMS. I used a free tutorial and had to alter the pieces to his feet. I made them while he was sleeping so they’re not perfect, but I’m so in love with them I just don’t care! I live in my TOMS and wanted him to enjoy the same comfort, but Mama made, of course.
So that’s my Mama’s Boy and his style–totally MY style in miniature pieces. He’s not just my boy, though–his sisters are wrapped around his little fingers, too! During our shoot Ella kept her face pressed against the window, watching over her tiny best friend. He just couldn’t ignore her anymore and they started kissing each other through the window. Swoon!
I can’t wait to see what everyone else is sewing up for this fun series! Head over to Alida Makes and see the other bloggers amazing outfits, and be sure to enter the giveaway below for your chance to get your hands on my Oakley pattern, as well as other fantastic patterns and a boatload of fabric!
Darla Quail April 07, 2014 - 08:25
This couldn’t come at a better time! I have a ton of warm weather sewing to do for my daughter. She is growing like mad and has zero clothes to wear for the upcoming season.
Lisa April 07, 2014 - 09:42
I love the fabric you used for your shorts and I’m looking forward to the pattern release!
Veronica April 07, 2014 - 11:06
Your little man is so stylish! Love the fabric and the shorts!
Julianne April 07, 2014 - 13:54
Love the shorts and the shoes! I find I hit idea Blocks when sewing for my little man! This is so cute!! I can’t wait for the pattern! I love how it looks to be more detailed, it has a more finished look!! Those shoes will be in my house soon!
Barbara P. April 07, 2014 - 14:38
I want some of their awesome knit fabric to make my daughter and I some knit summer tops.
Kelly April 07, 2014 - 15:13
So cute! Those shoes are just darling!!! And I love how he stands on his tip toes! Cute cute cute!
Jan April 07, 2014 - 20:10
I don’t know what fabric I will choose but I will probably make something for my granddaughters.
Jessica w April 10, 2014 - 20:54
I would choose their red and pink spandex and try my hand at a DIY sports bra
Zoe April 11, 2014 - 11:42
What a delightful outfit and a total cutie! Zoe x