I love a wedding – especially when I get the opportunity to make something special for a little one. So often brides steal the show, but the mama who contacted me for this outfit wants something very special for her child in her Woodland Wedding. The bride and groom chose Swallow Skies by Tula Pink as the print to coordinate with the natural linen solid. She loved the Charlie Shirt (if you don’t have that pattern, you need to go get it here) but needed a larger size than 5T, so with Rae’s permission, I drafted up from 5T to a custom size (around 7-8) for our little gnome. I used natural coconut shell buttons and a wrapped elastic for the loops.
The trousers are still under construction, but you can see the wool-blend twill here in the background:
It appears rather stripey close up, but has a beautiful subtleness from more than 3 inches away.
I don’t know if this little guy has any sensory issues, but it’s always best to err on the side of comfort and durability, so I constructed the tunic with french seams. Here’s a peek inside the body:
…and here’s a peek inside the sleeves:
Finally, here’s the entire Charlie shirt before it gets packaged up:
How fitting, I think, that I should end my Kid’s Clothes Week Challenge with an outfit for a sweet someone I’ve never met. There’s not much I like better than sharing the love of handmade.