Friday, October 5, 2012

Time to Vote---Week 4: Boys Week

It's Friday once again...and that means it is time for you to vote on your favorite boy's look.  Scroll down to see all five designs and then you can cast your vote in the left-hand sidebar.  (If you are on a mobile device, you will need to click "see full web version.")   We will be back on Monday with the total of your voting (about 50 %) and the judges' scores (about 50 %).  Good luck designers!!!!!  Your looks are once again astoundingly well-done!!!


Elegance and Elephants--ABCs, Trees, and Autumn Leaves
I love sewing for my boy.  In my opinion, there just aren't enough options for cool boys clothes out there among commercial patterns or in stores, so I'm super passionate about customizing his wardrobe with garments that are one-of-a-kind. 

This outfit was inspired by the beautiful season of autumn and it's warm colours.

The duffle coat is made of a wool blend, and features toggle button closure, deep front flap pockets, and flat felt seam finishing throughout.  It is fully lined with a fun, ABC Maypole Buddies fabric.  The hood has a front button closure for added warmth.  The shirt has solid and striped piecing and roll up sleeves with contrasting buttons tabs.  I accented the slim-cut, toffee wale corduroy trousers with plaid fabric in the pockets, and belt loops.  It has a functional zip-fly, adjustable waistband, and contrast royal blue stitching.  I added a stylish, bright red, slouch toque (aka beanie) that was made from some leftover sweater knit I found in my stash.


There are many more photos and details at Elegance & Elephants, so come stop by!


Delia Creates--An Autumn Walk

Don't let the green leaves fool you. Fall is upon us. It's sunny, yet brisk, which is the perfect recipe for...


And what says autumn more than corduroy? I made my four year old, Reid, a nice warm pair of fully knit lined corduroy pants and a cozy corduroy jacket to match. The jacket is lined with fleece hidden behind another layer of soft yellow striped cotton. It has working welt pockets at the sides, leather pockets in the front, a warm hood, and big wooden look buttons that close it all up. Underneath you'll find a super buttery soft striped knit shirt with contrasting green ribbing at the neck and wrists.


Each piece has little details. The shirt has a faux pocket embroidered on the front (along with a love note from me on the back). The jacket has little metal eyelet punches adorned throughout and the pants have fun pearl snaps at the waist and back pockets.

To get a better look at these details, to find out how I made each piece, and for loads more pictures come to my blog: deliacreates.blogspot.com!



Lindsay, etc.--Handsome Homecoming
For this weeks boy challenge I decided to make something appropriate for my little guy's return to school- new dress duds fit for picture day and his very own letterman jacket.

 
The jacket was made with sweatshirt fleece and it is set to become his new go to when running out the door. The dress shirt is made from a bed linen with faint yellow stripes, and the pants are a stretchy red suiting material that look perfect dressed up or down.


 I liked the idea of this project being modern with the bold colors, but still nostalgic and whimsical with the child sized varsity gear.

Check out my blog for more pictures!


Welcome to the Mouse House--The Mathlete


I was SO nervous about this week because my son Ethan has Autism, which means everything I created for him had to be suitable for his sensory needs:  no constricting areas, soft, stretchy, loose fitting, and easy to take on and off.  My inspiration for his look this week came from his love (obsession) of numbers.  Check out the "Number Party" we threw him HERE. Seriously, he LOVES numbers.  I knew that there would be nothing more fitting for this week than to make an outfit revolving around his love for mathematics and his favorite color combo:  orange and blue!  Introducing:  The Math-lete 


I created 3 pieces:
*orange and white baseball-style jersey knit shirt with the "Pi" symbol, of course!  (my husband is a math teacher and very super happy about this:)
*navy blue corduroy drawstring pants with orange piping details, cuffed hems, and coordinating lining in the pockets (check out my BLOG for more details and pictures!)
*gray zip up hoodie with matching orange trims, all made from upcycled materials.
Ethan loves it all.  Everything is super comfortable and easy to move in and "Sensory Issue Approved".  And he was so well-behaved for me during our "photo shoot". Go Ethan!  Please check out Welcome to the Mouse House for lots more pictures and a few funny facts about Ethan:)



 

A Girl and a Glue Gun--The Layered Look


here in idaho...the kids go to school with their winter clothes on...and come home in shorts and t-shirts.
so i knew i wanted a layered look that you could wear for warmth..and easily remove pieces as the sun thaws us out..
(the white plaid shirt has a ninja on it that my son drew himself.... and the vest lining is star wars fabric. those are my sons favorite parts!)

 i used all the scraps to make a bunch of bow ties. cause boys are so cute with them!

and it easily goes from casual to dressy. mix and match. from preppy to punk.
you can come here to see even more pictures...

32 comments:

  1. Nope. Can't do it. They're all insanely good. Have fun picking a winner...because I certainly can't.

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  2. I've always wondered - are the designers allowed to use patterns or do they have to draft everything they make? Does every element of the outfit have to be handmade?

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  3. I am so impressed every week!
    They all look fantastic! But I'm a math teacher.. I just HAVE to vote for the mathlete, sorry.

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  4. Alicia, we are allowed to use patterns as long as we alter them and modify them. And yes, I am pretty sure that every element of the outfit has to be handmade (other than things like shoes, buttons, etc)

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    1. Thanks so much for answering. It's always been a curiosity of mine. Pattern or no pattern - none of that is easy to make. I'm always so impressed. :)

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  5. Awesome. And I love that it's all super wearable, not too cutesy, but not too hip or mod either. Great job to everybody! Now to go read the details on all the blogs... Wow.

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  6. They are all amazing, ladies!!!! :)

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  7. Great job everyone! I love it when boy's week comes around. Gives me some ideas for the little man.

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  8. It was so hard to pick a favorite today, what wonderful outfits

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  9. Are you kidding?! EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THESE is amazing! No one should "go home". I say everyone gets a prize and moves on to the next level. :)

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  10. Such a great job! Loved Delia Creates and A Girl with a Glue Gun...it was so hard to pick!

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  11. You want me to vote on this? That is impossible. These are all incredible, there simply is no choosing!!!

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  12. wow girls! they are all AMAZING! i have no clue who to vote for!

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  13. This is the toughest one for me to decide yet! I think they are all terrific!

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  14. this is the hardest of hard choices yet. I can't even go with most desired in my boy's closets because I want them all!!! Hubs saw the Pi shirt and told me I now need to make Alpha and Beta shirts for the boys ;op I don't think anyone should go home this week - you know that happens in the shows about once a season ;o)

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  15. Everyone did an awesome job! I like seeing the similarities in some of our looks. You know what they say about great minds! :)

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  16. That said, I have to say Hayley was the most unique. She did such a great job for her sweet son Ethan!

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    1. Blushing:) Thanks Delia! I agree, though… everyone did such an amazing job this week!

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  17. They are all incredible outfits, it's so difficult to choose.

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  18. oh my gosh, how does anyone choose from these!??! They are all AMAZING!

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  19. had to vote for the one with the least votes, because they all deserve to win this week

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  20. What?? This is crazy! I think we need to have a "nobody should go home this week" week! These are amazing!

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  21. Man, I love them all!! Serious talent these ladies have!

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  22. This makes me wish that my "boys" (24 and 28!) weren't all grown up. I love them all so much but since I do love a handsome geek, I have to go with the Mathlete!

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  23. holy crap! who knew boys could be sooo fun!!!! great job everyone!

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  24. I am so impressed with the great fit in the pants that everyone made.. I have 3 boys (men) and making them pants that were tailored when they were little was such a job they always looked to baggy when the job was finished.. Very well done ladies.. WOW!!! I thought this week would easy peasy but HA.. NOT.. omg can't all of them go on to the next round? lol
    Blessings, Gweny

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  25. They're all amazing, as they are every week! This is probably going to make me really unpopular... But I think it's unfair that the voting shows how many votes for each look. It totally takes away the element of surprise on Monday. I always used to follow pr&p on my iPhone so could never see the votes and Monday's were always really fun and exciting to see who had won.

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  26. Wow! This has inspired me to work on some more things for my boys! GREAT work!

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  27. As the momma of a boy can I just say WOW! It is so hard to find boy things. These are all wonderful. I can't believe some one has to go!

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  28. I vote for "the Layered Look" love the red, white & blue!!! I have a almost three year old who would look so cute in those clothes!!!

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