Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Mr. Liberty Overalls

The one thing I will always remember from my own mother is to always be fair

And what would be fair about not making a matching 4th of July outfit for Jonah too???

Clearly, I had no choice.

I just had to do it, and now that I'm done I am so glad I did!!

Maybe it's because I'm still star struck by the cute little buttons and the triple lined pocket...

Or maybe it's because I'm so proud of myself for being brave enough to figure out the snapped closure bottom (which was actually so much easier than I thought!) concealed with big boy cuffed legs (so cute!)

Or more likely, it's because I absolutely love little boys in overalls, but let me tell you that I was NOT glad I was doing this for about 2/3rds of the time I was doing it....

Let's just say that Mr. S. Ripper has taken up residence under my pillow.

This was my first attempt at overalls, and of course, I was making my own pattern. I thought I could figure out how to use an old pair in a size too small and upsize the pattern. I'm sure you won't be surprised when I tell you that my first (yes, there were 2 full overalls made) were



I almost cried. A lot.

But, like I said, fair is fair in mommy-ing and if Sienna got a new sundress then Jonah deserves a matching outfit too...

Plus, I just couldn't let all the seersucker fabric and special buttons go to waste!


more importantly...

I just had to get this one, because I simply can't get enough of the overalls on my little guy.

So I buckled up, threw in some bribery popsicles and went at it full steam yesterday and today.

....and VOILA!

I finally did it just in time for the 4th of July celebrations :)

There are 2 unfortunatelys however...

1) Mr. Liberty is not available to model at the moment, so you'll just have to wait until the big day (4th of July) to drool over how cute he looks in them.


2) Due to the multiple attempts at this one and relatively short window of time I had, there will not be a tutorial yet... but if I get enough comments (hint, hint** wink, wink**) I might be persuaded to make another pair and a tutorial to go with it! After all, I have had my fair share of practice while making these puppies!
And I promise, I know the easy way now :)

What do you think?

1 comment:

  1. They are adorable. Overalls are so cute on little boys, and those star buttons are such a nice finish. I'd love to see a tutorial.


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