Scarlett, Searsucker Shorts and a Sweetheart

searsucker shorts

I am so excited to be a part of the sewing series “Sew All 26″ going on over at No Big Dill. The amazing Katy Dill is sewing outfits for her kids for each letter of the alphabet, so fun! She has been a sewing idol of mine for years so when I got an email about joining her series I ran to sign up. She is pretty much one of the coolest moms with the best style and the most original kids! Basically I want to be her when I grow up :) The “S” day fell right before Valentine’s Day so I knew I wanted to make my boy something sweet.

Meet his Valentine outfit… harder for a boy than I imagined. I came up with Scarlett, Seersucker Shorts and Sweetheart.

seersucker pants

I used a Scarlett Knit for his shirt and the Vintage V-Neck Pattern by Melly Sews. For the Sweetheart part, I just freehanded two heart arrows on to some white iron-on vinyl. I thought and thought about how to make a heart manly and this is what I came up with. I ironed them to the pocket piece before sewing them on.

boy valentine shirt

Next, I made some Seersucker Shorts, and let me say I’m a big sucker for Seersucker. I have always been a big fan and it’s also my subtle way to will the Springtime weather to show up. I used Dana’s Kid Shorts Pattern with the front pocket option. My son wears a 5T right now so I made both the shirt and shorts in a 6T so he can grow in to them a little.

seersucker shorts

My favorite part of the shorts is the Scarlett Stitching. Fun, but still boyish.

seersucker shorts

seersucker shorts

Halfway through our photoshoot he looked down and realized his arrows needed a bow. Out came the props.

valentine boy

valentine boy

And lastly, S is for Silly.

valentine boy

Thanks Katy for having me! I love a good excuse for some boy sewing. Check out all the other letters and their corresponding creations at No Big Dill.

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  1. says

    Great summer outfit- i really like the red topstitching too- such a subtle addition. I need to dive into some seersucker for my son this spring as well.


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