Organic Dress Outfit for Elliot

I was all ready to post with pictures of my Halloween decorations, but then I got too excited about the outfit I’m almost finished with for Elliot to wear this weekend. Mr Rae’s brother is getting married this weekend, so I wanted my little boy to look spiffed up.


I find it very frustrating how hard it is to find decent dress clothes for little boys. Janie and Jack has the cutest little suits (wool gabardine…dry clean only…thankyou-very-much-but-are-you-insane?) if you’re willing to spend $200. I’m not.

I had the khaki fabric (organic cotton, JoAnn’s) already with plans to make some sort of khaki pant for Elliot — it’s lightweight and a little stretchy. When I discovered that my Ottobre (5/2006) had a vest and a pair of knickerbockers, I thought I’d give it a whirl. The shirt was a BabysRUs purchase, but I can’t find it online so you’ll have to go to the store if you want it.


Here’s a closeup of the vest, so you can see my meticulous brown top-stitching (that took FOREVER) and my awesome labels from MommyMadeIt (thanks to Andrea for the reference; I love them!)

Modifications to the pattern included sewing the fly shut (come on, what 18 month old needs an operational fly?) and lengthening the pant leg so they weren’t cropped. I can’t wait to get pictures at the wedding on Saturday.

And congratulations to Rob and Allie!

18 thoughts on “Organic Dress Outfit for Elliot

  1. So cute!
    I’m about to make a little suit for my boy. I’m planning on a working fly though. What 18 month old needs one? Mine does, I cant seem to get his pants to pull up over his diaper even considering the elastic waist bands.

  2. So, so cute! I’m stealing ALL your ideas after my little man joins our family in a few months.

    And can I just say, it’s so, so funny to me to look at your comments…and see “i wonder woman” in the mix. It makes me feel like I’m still living close to my favorite twin sister, instead of across the country. Thanks for the family reunion!

  3. Super cute! After two girls, now we have our first boy and I suddenly understand on a WHOLE NEW LEVEL what boy mommies have been complaining about all this time. This is SUCH a cute alternative to the ubiquitous tee shirt and cargo pants most boys get stuck with for lack of anything else. Good job!

  4. You are so talented! I cant believe how cute that turned out! It looks modern and super cute. I love it.

  5. What an adorable little outfit, he is going to look so dashing! Hey, I like your new Fall-themed banner by the way

  6. What, you don’t want to dry clean your kid’s clothes? Right, who does?! This is the cutest little boy’s outfit. The cutest, I say!

  7. so cute!! and your right it is hard to find dress clothes for boys. Can’t wait to see the pictures. Love that shirt. I’m going to have to go to Babies R’ Us to see if I can find one!

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