For Sister-in-law's wedding Mini Man was asked to be ring bearer. In the interest of saving money I opted to make his outfit rather than buy something. Sister-in-law sent me a pic of ring bearers wearing suspenders and bow-ties. She wanted neutral colors.
From there I searched my collection of patterns and ordered fabric. The pants were made using Blank Slate's Coastal Cargos. I used stretch twill in khaki and omitted the cargo pockets as well as the bias tape on the seams. It has a zip fly (not faux fly) with elastic in the back of waistband. I made the elastic adjustable rather than sewing it in. I also omitted the belt loops.
The shirt was made using Blank Slate's Prepster Pullover. I used white shirting fabric that has a slight diagonal print from the weaving. I changed the collar from a mandarin to a foldover collar. This should have been an easy change but my brain wasn't working very well when I worked on it, apparently. I had to re-do the collar no less than 3 times (and lots of swearing). It ended up well.
I made Little Man an outfit too because he was going to be at the wedding as well so he needed something nice to wear. He ended up walking down the aisle with Mini Man so it's good he dressed up. His pants are the same as Little Man's.
His cardigan was made using my t-shirt pattern. To convert the t-shirt pattern to a cardigan I cut the front piece in half (so there are two sides) then cut a v-neck. The whole thing was shortened so that I could add the ribbing on the bottom. I used a light-weight sweatshirt fleece for the cardigan and interlock for the ribbing.
Their hats were made using this free pattern from Waffle Patterns. The free pattern is sized for adults. I set my printer to smaller percentage to get a smaller size. It seemed to work pretty well. Before I made this hat I would have called it a newsboy hat. However when I was looking for hat patterns I discovered that newsboy hats are different. They are rounder. These are flat caps. The fabric is some sort of stretch bottom-weight. I only had a half-yard scrap of it. I think the rest were used to make pants at some point.
Mini Man's bow-tie was made using the same fabric as the hats. I didn't use a pattern. The suspenders were also an experiment. I used gray elastic and suspender clips. They aren't adjustable so I guess you could argue they aren't true suspenders.
They wedding was fun and the boys had a great time. The first thing Mini Man said when he woke up the next day was, "Mom that wedding was really fun."