Coastal Cargos turned out! Style-wise, sewing for an 8 year old is tricky; you definitely don't want their stuff to scream "my mom makes my clothes!", so essentially I was aiming to make something you could buy at the store. My son and I picked out the fabric together (Joann's), with some negotiation, of course. We weren't going for the 'military fatigues' look, but there was a serious lack of better options at the store and he wouldn't even consider the rust colored version I had in mind.
|Inside topstitched French seam, with button tab|
|Other edges were serger-finished|
Recess Raglan Shirt, by See Kate Sew. It's a great little pattern, and between my two boys will be useful for years, but the size 6 was pretty big all around for my guy. Next time I'll size down and probably make the sleeves a little slimmer. I started off with the elbow length, but they just looked comically large on my skinny guy, so I cut them back to short sleeves.
This morning, we carved potato stamps to look like animal prints and he used them to decorated his new top. The boy loves his animals!
Pretty adventuresome looking outfit there! He just needs his Adventure Bag and he's ready to go...back to school :)
P.S. The Coastal Cargos Sewalong is going on right now--you still have time to join in!