Have you had a chance to check out STYLO?
At the risk of dragging this all out too much. I wanted to break these posts up a bit so that the duds can get their due. Thanks for bearing with me:)
For him, I made a pair of Kudzu Cargos using Charming Doodle's spanking new pattern. People, get yourself a Kudzu Cargos pattern.
In general, I feel very - meh about pants made out of wovens for the littles. Even though I believe in the utility of a good pair of cords and in the beauty of some light weight, wide leggers like these and these - my kids RESIST the un-knit wear... But these, these sprang right to the top of his pile.
These pants are my jam. You don't need to make them out of a woven with stretch, which makes it easier to find fabric for them. They have really snappy details for pleasing the sewist (note the geometric accents throughout the pattern). They have tons of pockets for stashing. They have ARTICULATED KNEES people - too cool!
We can't get enough of em. I used a purple denim from Treadle. I did the accenting/color blocking by using the reverse side of the fabric.
The tee that he has on in the photos is yet another Flashback that I hacked into a raglan. That fabric is also from Treadle, an icy green tiny rib knit that I bought in the fall and a new, very lightweight knit that had cashmere in it (I didn't find out about that until after I asked them to cut it - am weirdo).
His hat is the quickest and most satisfying sew ever. It's Leila and Ben's Little Cap Pattern. His little mitts were made by my mom using this pattern. This is their third year in rotation. Both of the kids reach for them all of the time and the pattern is free.
Next up, Her STYLO...