1/29/13

Boy Valentines Fashion - Layers of Music


I am warning you now : This entry is going to have TONS of photos. I couldn't resist. :D


 I wanted to make Jude a fun little outfit for Valentines day. Boys get so left out I think. With the theme being "Love is in the air" the first thing that came to my mind for a boy was music, and hey, with Jude basically being named after a song, what could be more perfect than a music shirt? 


For the button-down (which I keep calling a button-up shirt - ha!) I bought a pattern from Lily Bird Studio.  I tried the pattern out with another fabric first and did end up making changes. I made the collar wider and slightly bigger, since I didn't like where it landed on the original shirt, and I also made the back placket(?) a bit wider and then instead of a square bottom, I shaped it to how most button-up shirts are. 





Have I mentioned I love layers? I love the look of a t-shirt over a dress-shirt, and with all the really cute faux-suspender shirts I've seen, I really wanted to try one. I refashioned it from a super soft t-shirt with one of my patterns I made a while ago.  This picture is horrible since it was at the end and my little guy was D-O-N-E. But I wanted to show one with him in it alone. 



For the jeans, I just tweaked a pair of my girls old jeans. They were some of my absolute favorites and went through all 3 of my older girls. They were flare jeans though, so we just made them skinny jeans. No pink thread or girly embellishments, so hey, who would ever know they were actually girl jeans??


Then for the very last piece to tie it all together - The Faux bow tie



I really like how it turned out. Here's some other pics:



    (This picture is with one of our "Potato People". Grandma came up with the design and it's SUPER easy to make. My kids all have one and LOVE them.)








 And this is what Jude thought the bow-tie was actually for:






And one more to show off my little guys eyes. I love this little boy! 


 Here's a link to my girl style

Thanks for looking!!




14 comments:

  1. You did two?! I can't believe it. OOH that music fabric is so fun, and oh his eyes, WOW! I love those little t-shirt suspenders and bow tie.
    Great job Momma!
    with love,
    -Jo

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    1. Thank you! I'm not even sure if it's against the rules to post two, but o'well if it is! :D Thank you for the compliment too! :D

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  2. I like the "suspenders" t-shirt. I haven't seen that before!

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  3. great design, the suspenders are super cute on him. what type of fabric is the music notes? it looks super soft

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    1. Thank you! It is really quite soft. It's called Merry Medley by Sandy Gervais for Moda fabrics. :D

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  4. I love that music fabric too! And the whole outfit is adorable!

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  5. Thank you everyone! I really like how it looks on my little guy. And I love that with all this cold weather, the layers keep him toasty warm! :D

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  6. Those faux suspenders are the BEST. They are on my to-do list now!

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  7. the faux suspenders are awesome!!! Such a cute little boy ;o)

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  8. Okay, so first....this little guy is killing me with all the adorable! Oh my... Second, what great attention to detail! I absolutely love the suspenders. Too, too cute. And that you made your baby a button down is so impressive...

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    1. Thank you so much! I think he's quite the little stud. :D

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  9. So cute! The music print on the shirt is awesome! I love the bow tie, I hope one day to have a son just so I can put him in a bowtie everyday :)

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  10. Oh that shirt is just too good! I need to find me some music sheets fabrics. And your son is just too adorable, the outfit fits him so perfectly! ;)

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