15/03/2012

Blithering blazers

You can always rely on kids to bring you back to reality. I made a mini blazer for my littlest boy, who is 17 months. And when I say made, we know that’s really code for slaving away, pouring love and sweat into it. I just loved it! And it looked ridiculously cute on him in the one minute he wore it before writhing about on the floor like a dolphin in a net. Funny, he had the same reaction the other day when I put him in overalls, which I thought were pretty loose and unrestrictive as clothes go. He just clawed at the shoulder straps and bleated. I think it must be the feeling of anything weighty or restrictive on him. Fusspot! So it seems stretchy/ light clothes are the way to go. I’ll just take my blazer lovin elsewhere, thank you very much.
 
Fabric: The circus fabric I bought from Etsy from this seller and it was listed as ‘3-ring-circus’ in blue and I think its a linen/ cotton blend and possibly Kokka. The lining is thrifted denim which was also used for the self-cover buttons. A great thing about this pattern is how much fun you can have with customizing and this time I went for a contrast colour for the collar instead of piping. Equally dapper and a different look altogether.
PatternMelly Sews toddler blazer in size 1.
This was seriously the best we got prior to dolphin impersonation.

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Comments

  • Ana e os Viraventoswrote:

    I am always amazed by the fabrics you present here, just fabulous! And thanks for the shop tip 🙂 Ana

  • poppykettlewrote:

    The pictures of the jacket are gorgeous – probably because your little eenie meenie jacket IS gorgeous! The last pic just made me burst out laughing 😛 poor boy! Poor mum!

  • Polkadotjeswrote:

    OMG that is cool. I love the fabric choice!

  • Max of Max California ★wrote:

    You made ANOTHER blazer!? That means I’m one behind! *sprints to sewing room*

  • Ompsinpompsinwrote:

    What a lovely blazer!!

  • Melissawrote:

    Another totally unique fabric combination! My younger son isn’t fond of wearing blazers either 🙁

  • Laurawrote:

    That is such a cute blazer, and the fabric is gorgeous. I’ve definitely got to make one of these.

  • Tarawrote:

    I’m pretty sure he is the only one who doesn’t think this blazer is awesome.

  • kristinwrote:

    Haha, oh NOOOO! That jacket is too cute not to be worn! Keep trying! 😉

  • Johannawrote:

    Um, Awesome! My kid has recently started to protest types of clothing, yeesh, don’t they realize how cute they look them? 🙂 Still gotta make me one of these blazers, I’m thinking fall jacket!

  • Riewrote:

    Adorable! Love the fabric & of course, love the cute model too!

  • Inder-ificwrote:

    Oh, no, I’ve totally been through this! My toddler is morally and ethically opposed to any kind of outwear, no matter how soft and unstructured. I made him a totally amazing (according to me) lined hoodie with baby wale corduroy lined in flannel and an awesome Spoonflower train print, and he has worn it only once, under extreme protest. He screams “Nooooooo!” if I so much as pull it out of the drawer.

    Sigh. These are the parts of parenting that no one warns you about.

  • Unknownwrote:

    that is the saddest story for the cutest blazer!! what a good mama you are! -daciaray.com

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