mustard stripe sailboat top

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!

mustard stripe sailboat top

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).

mustard stripe sailboat top

they came to visit again last weekend, and brought the shirt along so i could get photos of him wearing it!  yay!

mustard stripe sailboat top

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.

mustard stripe sailboat top

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.

mustard stripe sailboat top

i kinda love his smolder here though…even if he does look a tad fed up with our 30 second photoshoot.  😉

14 thoughts on “mustard stripe sailboat top

  1. erin says:

    oh, he’s a cutie. this top is great- is the pattern intended for wovens? i’m hoping to whip up some knit shirts for my boy for school- maybe i should check this one out.

  2. gail says:

    i can’t wait to make some of these for oscar in the fall – i need to raid old navy for some heavy interlock. loooooove the gray w/ yellow stripes, adorable little boy shirt! and he’s a cutie for sure!

  3. Andrea says:

    Great top, Kristin! Love those orange buttons! I think Miles needs to be a contestant on ANTM with those super intense, super cool eyes. 🙂

  4. rachel says:

    kristin, i missed you! i almost emailed you saying as much, but i didn’t want to be pushy about it! 🙂 i’m glad you’re back. i love this shirt so much. and it was so weird seeing a kid face on your blog! i had to do a double take! 🙂 i like his smolder, too.

  5. girllikethesea says:

    this is cute! reminds me how much I like this pattern too. It’s probably time to bust it out and sew up some sailboat goodness. I bought my pattern at Bolt when Violet was just a little baby!

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