This month is so much fun for me! Day after day I get blown away by the preview pictures our guest contributors send over for the projects they’ll be posting. And I pretty much died of cute when I saw these.
The lovely and sweet Lindsay of lili ash has put together a tutorial for you that will show you how to make a basic boys jacket and have you digging frantically through your fabric pile for navy twill. Each of the jackets pictured here was made from a garment that already fit (like another jacket, a sweatshirt) and were based off of the same basic idea, just with slightly different alterations. Lindsay walks us through the basics of making a basic jacket pattern and constructing the jacket, and in addition she’ll show us how to embellish it to make a miniature peacoat! So. cute.
|with a shorter collar and aviator details|
|with a hood and single row of buttons|
|you can even use this tutorial to create a men’s jacket!|
“I really love stylish little boys, and I think that coats are nice staples that can really elevate a little boys wardrobe. Most stores carry sizes too bulky for my little guy, so I like to tailor these jackets to fit my son by sizing it from a jacket that I know fits him and going from there. I find that little details like sharp collars, faux cuffs, and fun buttons can completely transform a jacket, and once I understood the basic construction of jackets, it was pretty easy to throw together.”
While you’re over there, be sure to kick around lili ash for a little while, check out Lindsay’s handmade goods shop for quilts and bags: edababe, and add her to your blogroll. Lindsay’s blog is an absolute delight. Here’s a few pictures to give you an idea:
And I know this veers out of boy-territory, but I just love the stuff she makes for herself. This girl has mad style (and some of you may remember that she was also a Spring Top Week champion last year):
And finally (we’ve completely left Boy Land for now, sorry ’bout that), here’s a refashion project from Lindsay that’s been on My List for what seems like forever; I need to make this for Clementine this summer:
Thanks so much for helping us Celebrate the Boy, Lindsay!
Did you see the Superhero Cape and Cuff Tutorial over on MADE? Head over and check it out!