So I hope you have been following what has been up with project run and play, the designers have some really fun stuff going on for week 1. This week the theme is “Boy’s Week” which was really fun and challenging at the same time. I don’t have a “little boy” so I have to keep in mind what a “big boy” would want to wear as opposed to just doing something *I* think is cute.
So when I was trying to decide what is quintessentially boy, I decided on Jeans. My son wears jeans almost every day, and he has a FAVORITE pair. His faves came from a thrift store a couple of years ago, they are GAP brand and fully lined in a plaid flannel. When I got them for him they were nearly new, and looked great. After a year of him wearing them every single time they come out of the laundry, (and a year of him growing) his poor jeans aren’t looking quite so fresh, and they are starting to get a little high-watered too. A few weeks ago he asked me if we could go to GAP and get him another pair – I had to explain to him that I was pretty sure they were at least a few years old, and that they wouldn’t have the same ones at the store still. And then along came the boy challenge, which was a great excuse to make my son a pair of flannel lined jeans!
I am going to warn you, he’s 11 and going through a weird phase when it comes to photos, he doesn’t quite know what to do with himself, and he CANNOT stop himself from being awkward, and just try telling him to stand still so you can take a picture of the Jeans details on his booty – not happy mom, not happy.
So I used a light weight denim so that the jeans didn’t get too boardy once lined with the flannel (which was just a plain charcoal color) I used traditional gold colored jean’s thread to make them look more like real jeans, rather then home made ones (because he’s 11, homemade looking is NOT going to fly!) After I sewed the jeans all together I used a dremmel tool with a sanding wheel to sand some wear spots into the edges.
|awkward but hilarious, he is so strange!|
|Yup, “I’m 11 and don’t know what to do mom!” He’s such a sweetie!|
|Along the same vein of loving his dad’s style, Isaac requested a plaid wool vest to match the one I made for his dad this summer. I made it from some lovely wool I got from Hancocks, and it has 2 welted pockets with buttons on the outside, and one welted pocket in the lining. I made Isaac’s look a little less formal in scale then his dad’s, so it was a little more casual, and funky for his age.|
|I like the look of the vest being open for casual wear, if he were in slacks and a real tie, I would totally button it up!|
|He was so excited to get another pair of his flannel lined jeans, and he is planning on wearing the whole outfit (minus his dad’s hats) to school tomorrow, which I’m gonna call my seal of approval, and claim to awesome mommy fame!|
These pictures will be shared here as my entry to project run and play’s viewer participation competition as soon as it is time on Monday!