HI! so i decided to take a little summer blog break last week, but now i’m back. not much summer left, you guys!!
i’m excited about this post today because it was a gift that i sewed sort of last minute before i gave it and didn’t get photos, so i didn’t think i’d be able to blog it…but now i get to!
this is Miles. i’ve made him quite a few things in in his 3 years (look how much he’s grown since his cars backpack!). we’re good friends with his folks, who live out of town, but we get to see them every few months. i made this Oliver + S Sailboat Top for his birthday, but didn’t get photos of him wearing it back during their last visit in June (don’t worry, we got the kid some hot wheels and a pretty sweet track too – honestly this shirt was more for his mother’s benefit).
they came to visit again last weekend, and brought the shirt along so i could get photos of him wearing it! yay!
the fabric is a men’s long sleeve shirt from the old navy sale rack. it’s a heavy jersey knit, a nice layering weight and easy to sew with. i made a 3T and i was surprised it fit him PERFECTLY…i was hoping for a bit more growing room actually, but it still fits great a couple months after original gifting, so phew. the Sailboat Top remains my all-time favorite garment to sew for boys. to me it’s the perfect balance of style/boyishness and with neck and hem facings, it’s a quick one. if you sew it in knit, don’t forget to interface under those buttonholes! pretty sure i sewed this shirt using my walking foot, too.
Miles is constantly on the go and not used to posing for blog photos, but he’ll happily follow Em up a lilac bush or jump around the yard. holding still…not so much his fave.
i kinda love his smolder here though…even if he does look a tad fed up with our 30 second photoshoot. ;)