Thursday, November 18, 2010

Look out ladies! Little (reversible) menswear

Yes, I realize I'm late in finishing and posting this week's gift for the handmade holiday challenge.  But look what I was doing!

Making a reversible outfit!

I was asked to be a pattern tester for Little Lizard King Patterns newest reversible vest pattern.  This was such an easy, fun pattern to sew.  Perfect for dressing up over the holidays.  I knew I wanted to try it with menswear fabrics. 

The pants I made to match are also reversible.  One side is flannel suiting, the other is brown plaid.  All fabrics are from JoAnn's.  I made the pants reversible by making 2 pairs of pants, and sewing them wrong sides together, folding under the edges to meet.  Then I inserted elastic for the waistband.  The patch pockets are made using this tutorial found on MADE.

This will be so cute for Thanksgiving.  I'm not sure which side I like best.  All he needs now is a scali cap to complete this outfit I think.

I just found this pattern Etsy that would look so cute with this.  I can't believe it's reversible too!  I like that it comes in a wide range of sizes.  I think I have to get that one.

I promised him a lolipop for modeling!

UPDATE: This pattern is now available at Little Lizard King's Etsy shop!  I'll have to tell Travis that he had a brief modeling career!


  1. What a lovely outfit ! or should I say two outfits. That is a great idea and he looks lovely :)

  2. Great outfit. I am sure he will be the best dressed at the dinner table! Love the lollipop payment for his services, a win-win for both of you!

  3. Look out ladies, is right! Your little man might be the cutest kid ever! Absolutely striking. Of course, I'm a total sucker for red heads! Thanks again. xoxoxo

  4. ok, this may be the cutest kid EVER! Well, except for my nephews ;) I esp love the mom/heart patch on the other jacket -- so adorable!

  5. The plaid pants are adorable! I love them!

  6. I've looked at this like 5 times, why have I not commented yet? HE IS TO DIE FOR! I wish I could convince Quinn to model for a lollipop! I love your little man clothes. So awesome.