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!!