I love to sew outfits for boys! They are so quick and easy and the little guys look adorable in them! I dress our own son in these all summer the summer he turned 2. They are easy on, easy off for diaper changing. I don’t do leg snaps because at that age, they are so busy that the snaps rarely stay snapped. And, if they do stay snapped, little fingers like to pull them apart. It’s just easier to leave them off and remove that temptation. LOL!
Liam won’t be 2 until fall, so this summer is the perfect summer for these! He will stay cool as well as look cute all summer long if it’s up to grandma. 🙂 So, I did some stash diving – both into the stash of inserts and then into the fabric stash to find just the right combinations.
Edited to add that I use Children’s Corner “Johnny” for the jon-jons and “Lucy” for the dress.
This first outfit is poly/cotton chambray (aka: no wrinkle!!!). The insert was purchased from Belles Et Beaux.
This next outfit is a pima cotton gingham. I probably should have done a better job of positioning it on the mannequin, but I was in a hurry and too lazy to retake the picture. I smocked this insert several years ago and it was just waiting for a little guy to come along. This is my favorite fire truck design.
This smocking design is from Junebug Designs, and available at many of the heirloom shops. So, so cute! I love the coiled hose – a very long bullion stitch! She designed many plates to co-ordinate with Sew Many Designs appliqués. The smocking designs are adorable and the appliqués stitch out so beautifully. I only needed the smocking for this one.
The next outfit is a poly/cotton seersucker – again, no iron, so it’s going to be a hit. Liam will love the trucks – he’s all boy!!! This insert is also from Belles Et Beaux.
I had both the boy and the girl version of this insert, so I had to make brother/sister outfits. I can’t wait to see them in these matching outfits! The fabric is a dimity check. I love this stuff! Though it is 100% cotton, it really doesn’t wrinkle hardly at all and is very durable. Again, the inserts are from Belles Et Beaux.
I love when I can whip up some cute things so quickly because of inserts already on hand and my fabric stash = a small fabric store. Hahaha!!!
Isn’t he a handsome little fellow!!! Can’t wait to see him in all his new duds!
And he’s always smiling – especially if there is food involved! I stole this from my daughter’s Facebook page. 🙂
Next up is some beach outfits for our trip in a couple weeks. 🙂
Keep on stitching……