I made the boys another set of matching outfits. This was something of a last minute project for Christmas. I spied this adorable monster knit at Joann's and decided I needed to have it. It's not often that you find cute printed knits a Joann's.
I used the Hipster Henley pattern by Melly Sews for both shirts. I opted not to add the pocket. I thought it was too distracting. The smallest size in the pattern is size 18 months. I had to draft a smaller size for Mini Man. It is still a little large. Fortunately, he is only getting bigger.
I really liked this pattern. The instructions are clear and easy to follow and the pattern creates an nicely shaped shirt. Its not super boxy like a lot of kids pattern's can be.
I used snaps instead of buttons. I wasn't in the mood for more button holes after Little Man's cardigan.
Little Man pants were made using the Kicking Back Sweats pattern from Sewing for Boys.
I used a scrap of the knit for the pocket and backed it with cotton to prevent stretching.
I added a faux fly to the pants. I like how this looks, but maybe isn't right for sweat-shirt fabric. The waistband is a little bulky at that spot.
For Mini Man's sweats I used the Mr. Two Face Pants pattern from the Sewing for Boys book. The pattern calls for a pocket on the back of the pants.
Instead of making the pocket I used the pattern piece to create knee pads. Knee pads are a little more practical for a crawler.
A crawler who will never sit still.......