So that all being said :) On to this week's theme! Candy...at first I was a little stumped on a boy outfit with a candy theme; with Halloween coming up it brought to mind candy corn, then smarties and mike n ikes (those are my favorite candies) but then I thought about a few more traditional candies like Brach's Wintergreen mints and the green and brown mints that everyone has around Christmas.
I thought an wintergreen and chocolate mint outfit would be a great classic easily wearable inspiration.
I used the same shirt pattern I drafted from the Popover last week for the shirt, used a leftover scrap of a thrifted green and white tee shirt for the sleeves and a green bella band I made from a thrifted long sleeved tee shirt during my last pregnancy. The neckline is a bit big but I probably stretched the neckband and shirt as I sewed it on I think and it is drafted to have lots of growing ease.
|A drawn detail he helped me with (covering stains I will be honest) done in 2 shades of green and brown.|
|The color of the sleeve stripes is brighter then the main body but close :)|
|And the back-all the stripes and the drawn band match up perfectly!|
And for his pants I used Peek-a-boo Pattern Shop's Skinny Jeans Pattern in 3t going up a size for extra ease since I knew I would be using a pair of my husband's old work jeans to refashion into pants inspired by this pin I saw Super cute colored pocket lining and cuffs and guessed it was fabric paint so very diyable and kidlet friendly!
|The front of the pants.|
|Where my son decided to "help" me paint some green onto his pants.|
|These patched holes are super cute to me for some reason.|
|More patching over some tiny thinning spots and the faux fly.|
|The biggest hole thankfully ended up on his rear-it is very sturdily patched and hopefully he won't pick at it and make it bigger with it in back.|