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.
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!