I have made a ton of (OK, fine: three) knit shirts for E in the past year so I felt like I should take it up a notch for Celebrate the Boy and come up with something that wasn’t a dress shirt or a t-shirt or a hoodie. Seems like that’s pretty much what’s out there for boys (which I can totally get excited about) but that wasn’t what I was going for here; I wanted something that didn’t scream “casual” OR “dressy.” And I think I got it. Actually I don’t care, I just really love this:
This linen/tencel blend that I found at Material Girls
is absolutely dreamy and gets softer and softer each time it washes. It’s not really wrinkly, just wobbles up in that nice washed-linen kind of way. And of course I put it in the dryer, so let’s hope I preshrunk it enough. The facing fabric is from the Tailor Made line from Cosmo Cricket for Andover (which I got at Whipstitch, looks like she still has it
|not sure what’s up with the kitchen timer. guess the boy likes a good prop to fiddle with.
If you’ve been around here for awhile you know that I’m crazy about tunics with the facings on the outside. First there was the Octotunic
, then there were the swim coverups
, and then this little whale pj top
. This top is basically the whale pattern adapted for woven fabrics (which in a nutshell means widening the armholes and pushing out the sides a bit so you can get it over their big little heads without too much trouble). The cuffs fold up, or not, and I dig the decorative facings on the side vents. I’m calling this the “Charlie tunic” because I think he looks like Charlie of Charlie and Lola in it.
And hope you like it, because guess what, I made two more! What can I say, when I’m on a roll, I’m on a roll. Pictures of the others will be forthcoming. Do you like it?