Two blogs in a row with sews for someone other than me! I’ll remedy that really soon.
Today I’m sharing a super cute outfit I made for my oldest son. But first – a super cute story. When I told him I was making an outfit for him, I said “See these pants I’m wearing?” as I twirled in my faux denim joggers, “I’m making you a pair!” To which he said “Cool! Those are awesome.” If you’re a mom of a tween, you know this is a big deal. I marked the calendar. I know those days are limited.
So here are the 11th Hour Gear Joggers I made (with extra length added because this kid grows like crazy). My favorite thing about this pattern is that it comes with TWO pairs of pants (a wide leg that can be made with woven and the joggers) plus a shirt (tank, short sleeve and long sleeve with a super cool front pocket). I made these joggers with a faux denim knit from Simply by Ti and it’s awesome – soft and stretchy but pretty sharp looking.
And since he had such a resoundingly positive response to the joggers, I decided to make a shirt for him too (also matching a shirt I’d made myself this week). That said, the Swiss Army Shirt is one of the coolest shirts around. I love the panels and the options for color blocking – plus it can be a henley, a polo, or just a cool kid t-shirt. It’s super cool – even for older kids. I used some cotton thermal knit from LA Finch Fabrics and blocked it with some scraps from the joggers. It’s rad. (Also, the sleeves aren’t short – I just rolled them up for the photo shoot – to up the cool factor!)
Hope this offers some inspiration for cool tween sewing! Thanks for stopping by!
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