This boy. He just keeps growing and I am scrambling to keep up. For Kids Clothes Week, he got a new pair of shorts, and today we’re pairing them with a muscle tank I made earlier in the summer and never posted about. Both are Ottobre, or as I say, Otto, because we’re tight like that.
He’s been wearing the tank everywhere and anywhere. The fabric is an organic knit by Znok! purchased from Kitschy Coo, and it’s washed so well. Ice cream, snow cones, syrup, soda, pretty much any thing sticky and stainy, he’s dropped it down the front of himself, and it’s all washed out and looks brand new still. So worth the extra money. Remind me of that the next time I’m tempted by some cheap jersey, please.
The back features some athletic mesh from J0-Ann Stores, and the binding is also from Jo-Ann: a denim-look knit I used in these shirts almost two years ago. The pattern is the Ottobre 1/2013 #15 Victor Mesh Tank, same as I used in this tank last year. Only now he’s outgrown the pattern range, so I had to grade it up for him.
I think I could have made it a bit wider, but other than that, I’m happy with it and need to make a few more quickly before he grows again!
Now the shorts. He’s pretty much been wearing the same two pair of shorts all summer. I know. But I just haven’t made the time to make him any more. Thankfully, Kids Clothes Week gave me the push I needed and a 3.5 hour nap from Ivy gave me the time.
Another Ottobre, these are the Simple Style Bermudas from 3/2014 (#38), shortened. The pattern goes to mid calf, and I wanted right around the knee. I went with View A, which has the back pockets and the really rad arced piecing along the bum and back legs. The fabric is some camo cotton ripstop from Jo-Ann. I had it leftover from Uniform pants I made here. I barely had enough to get these shorts cut out, so it’s a good thing I wanted them to be shorter than suggested. I did make the shorts a size too big. Hopefully they’ll last him through the next couple of months! And I guess now, I need to start making him pants for fall.
Tank: Ottobre 1/2013 #15 Victor Mesh Tank, graded to size 152. Fabric is organic knit by Znok! from Kitschy Coo, athletic mesh and dark grey knit from Jo-Ann Stores
Shorts: Ottobre 3/2014 #38 Simple Style Bermudas, size 158. Fabric is cotton ripstop from Jo-Ann Stores
Flip-Flops: Old Navy
Jewerly: an old ring of mine from college he found and has been wearing ever since
And the obligatory “Kael” pose