Monday, June 10, 2013

Oink-a-Doodle-Moo Farmer Boy

A boy set for the Pregnancy Care Centre. Have to say, I wish I'd come across this fabric when my boys were babies!

Fabric: Oink-a-Doodle-Moo and Case IH tractors
Patterns: Made By Rae's Basic Newborn Pant and Me Sew Crazy's Baby Boy Button-up
Size: 3-6 months

Mods: Added a cuff to the pants and an inch to the elastic waistband to make it a larger size. For the shirt, I changed the pocket a bit (was not symmetrical), added a contrasting loop over the pleat at the back yoke, used a contrast strip for the inside of the collar. Also had to fiddle with the shoulder seams as the pieces did not match up well, and then had to cut out the armscye a bit to fit the sleeve nicely. I would add a collar stand next time - the collar does not lie the nicest. Aside from that - it's great to have free patterns out there to work from!


  1. With the baby boy button ups that I've sewn (and am working on) I usually manage to get the collar all the way to the edges of the plackets...not sure if it's supposed to be but maybe that'd help with how the collar lies?

    1. If you look at a man's dress shirt, the collar doesn't go right to the ends, just to the centres of the button placket, so that when it's buttoned up all the way to the top the collar meets and doesn't overlap. The only other time I've sewn a dress shirt was from a wonderful indie pattern (Pox Couture) and it was that way too, but also had a collar stand. Should be relatively easy to add in, if I try again! :)

  2. Oh my! This is super cute!!!
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