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Tire Track Shirt and Gray Corduroy Skinnies: Boys 2013 Spring/Summer Line

Today is day one for Henry's 2013 Spring/Summer fashion line! It was so much fun to sew a line of clothing because I got to design and sew pieces that coordinate with each other. The design process was really fun! When I first starting sketching and coming up with ideas, I remembered this shirt that I had and didn't wear that often. It was cool but the colors weren't me and I didn't wear it that often. I decided to use this shirt as a base. It had three great colors: gray, white, and chartreuse and then I added red to the collection also.
This shirt is so awesome because it looks like it has tire tracks all over it. I used a pattern from the book Kwik Sew's Sewing for Toddlers for the shirt and re-used the original neckline. I asked Henry what a lion says, and I captured him roaring.
I don't know what Henry was doing in this picture, and forgive his chocolate milk spill on his shirt.
For the pants I cut up some thrifted gray corduroy pants. I used this skinnies pattern which I also used for these pants and these pants. I LOVE this pants pattern!
The pocket facing on the front pockets is red which ties into the red in the rest of the collection. Oh, and Henry's shoes are a Christmas gift. They match perfectly with the whole collection!
This outfit is fun and each piece is basic enough to go with the other pieces.


  1. I followed the same thought pattern, for my daughters spring/summer wardrobe I tried to find lots of mix& match things so that they can easily be thrown together without being too match-y. You should come check it out, i even mixed a b&W stripe with florals for some fun. :)



  2. I love that shirt!
    I just started working on summer clothes for my boys. My goal is to clothe them spending little-to-nothing. (The hardest part is that we have twins, so double sewing!)
    Great job, thank you for sharing.

  3. It looks great! You're inspiring me to do more stuff for my kids.

  4. So cute! I love the colors and the v-neck.

  5. Heather - he looks so adorable! I am so excited to see the rest!

  6. Love that shirt. Especially the v neck. So cute! I can't wait to see what else you have in store.

  7. Such an adorable outfit! Sewing a mini fashion line sounds like so much fun. :) I can't wait until I have children to make clothing for.

  8. Love this look. Very cool, very fun, and very boy!

  9. The whole outfit looks great, Heather, but that t-shirt fabric is awesome...

  10. He really makes the best faces.


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