The challenge this week in Project Run and Play is "Sportswear." Not necessarily having anything to do with sports, just casual, fun play clothes. All my initial ideas were more sporty than this, but in the end I didn't want to make anything too gimmicky. I just wanted to make something that my kid would love to wear and that I would love him to wear because it's so freakin cute. (He does, and I do.)
I think the whole look started with the pants. The one thing I knew was that I had to make Hendrix cuffed ankle-length pants with that gorgeous Essex linen in denim blue from Sewn Studio. That fabric is good enough to eat. I added 6 pockets, 4 pocket flaps, a faux fly, button tabs, and accents pieced with Moda Bella solids, also from Sewn. I double topstitched everything in bright yellow and did flat felled seams on the inside. When I found those aqua sneakers at H&M, I knew they were made just for Hendrix and those pants.
The shirt is a basic raglan, with 3/4 length sleeves and a hood. I wanted to make something very boy, but also bright and a bit unexpected. I found the knit fabrics for it in 2 women's shirts at the Old Navy clearance section. The wolf was completely hand stitched in black perle cotton. I've never embroidered anything in my life before, and if you have, than you can probably tell. But I think the imperfection of my stitches works for this look.
The design of the wolf is taken straight off of this really interesting canvas print from Ikea. I've had it forever, not really knowing what it would be great for. Turns out, it's great for an old-school round duffle bag for a small stylish guy. I'm sure he'll be taking this bad boy to Nana's house this summer. The lining is a beautiful aqua fabric from Sewn that I took the time to hand stitch in place, but somehow neglected to photograph at all. Oh well, at least it's functional.
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