Feathers Flights // Sewing Blog: Quilted Jacket, Fabric Stamped Shirt, and Triangle Pants

8.23.2014

Quilted Jacket, Fabric Stamped Shirt, and Triangle Pants

Even though I have a little girl and am learning about sewing for girls, I think sewing for boys will always be my first love. It'll always have a special place in my heart. Especially since when I first started sewing for boys, there was hardly any sewing projects or sewing tutorials for boys. Well, that has slowly changed in the online sewing community and there are now lots of awesome boy sewing patterns and sewing tutorials. Right now there's a Bundle Up of a bunch of boys patterns at Pattern Revolution.
I love this outfit and these boy patterns! I love that I can dress my son in clothes that are trendy, handmade, and that fit him!
I used the Letterman Jacket pattern. When I was looking for inspiration, I fell in love with the quilted look. The very next day I was at a yardsale and found a boy's quilted jacket for $.50. It was meant to be so I used the pattern to make the quilted jacket Henry's size. The pattern only goes down to size 4, but I made it a little smaller to a 3 so that Henry could wear it. The pattern is great and actually way easier than I thought it was going to be. It's a simple construction for a really great looking jacket. I left the front pockets and zipper from the original. I also added a hood next to the neckline band because Henry LOVES his hoods. I am a little disappointed in my altering because the sleeves are about an inch too short. I might go back and add something so it can grow with him.
For the tee I used Zee's Tee pattern. It's a really great basic pattern, but also has some fun color blocking options. I also love that it has an option for using a too small favorite shirt of your child's to make into a bigger shirt. Then they don't have to part with their favorite just yet! I cut Henry a 18 mos width and 3T length. I took it in an extra 1/2" on both sides though because it was still too wide. I just color blocked the sleeves, neckband, and pocket with a really soft gray jersey. The shirt fabric is fabric stamped and it say's "Aaah" if you're wondering. It still looks cool even if it isn't that legible.
The pants are the Aviator pants and they are so trendy but so comfortable! I love them, and Henry loves his "triangle" pants. These pants have some triangle color blocking on the bottom near the hem. I made Henry an 18 mos width and a 2T length. I used a soft black sweatshirt fleece for the main part of the pants, gray ribbing for the waistband and cuffs, and a charcoal striped interlock for the triangles and back pockets. I left off the cargo pockets because Henry hasn't gotten into pockets yet. It's the first time I've done welt pockets in a couple of years and they turned out pretty good! I forgot to interface and used knit fabric so they pop open, but I think they still look pretty good. I also added a seamline on the front left leg so I could do an extra color blocked section. I really love how these pants turned out!
This is how much Henry loves his new outfit! 
Yes, little lady, all sorts of photoshoots are in your future.

Heather

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