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One for me and one for the little boy

2013 June 30
by elizabeth_admin

It’s a rite of passage really, for a sewist with children, or child as the case may be.  Really.  At least that’s what I am telling myself.  If you are not of strong stomach, you might want to skip this post.

I made Jack and me matching clothes.

There.  I said it.  And I will even admit that I might do it again.  My friend Kellie in Texas has promised to send me her copy of a vintage shirt pattern so I can make a cute plaid seersucker shirt for myself.  And I bought enough of that fabric to make a camp shirt for the little boy who lives with me too.

But today’s matching outfit is bottoms, a madras skirt for me (NL 6035 again) and madras shorts for Jack (S 5284 in sz 6 with Dana’s flat front pants tutorial).  The fabric is from Mood.  I blame Peter for starting my madras obsession.  This fabric is super cute if a little difficult to work with pattern matching wise.  I tried to match the lines of squares, but they are somewhat irregular.  So in some places, the match is less than desirable.

Here we are together in our matching glory!





Matchy Matchy

Matchy Matchy


I love my skirt and think Jack looks super cute in his shorts.  This doesn’t look too matchy-matchy, does it?  I think it’s pretty tame.  I don’t think the photo of the two of us will end up on Awkward Family Photos site, right?  And I think I am cured of the sudden madras obsession.  Now I really gotta get to my niece’s bday dresses.

Happy sewing!


20 Responses leave one →
  1. Bonny permalink
    June 30, 2013

    Super adorable! Not too matchy. Now I have to get me some madras!

  2. Karla permalink
    June 30, 2013

    I’m not pointing and laughing, if that’s what you’re asking. Those madras shorts, though… Love those. He looks like he’s dressed for a weekend at Ralph Lauren’s estate.

  3. June 30, 2013

    I love it. I’m actually jealous ive never thought to make matching mommy daughter dresses. I have made matchy cousin outfits though, and doll/girl matches….I love both outfits! Great job!

  4. June 30, 2013

    This skirt pattern is really a winner on you. You sew for Jack. You are a good mother. I have sewn only Halloween costumes for my son. I thought that jeans and shorts at Sears were fine for a little devil playing the garden or the park 😉

  5. June 30, 2013

    That’s the cutest thing ever. My daughter would never have worn a matching outfit with me. She’s all bad ass that way. 🙁

  6. Wendy permalink
    June 30, 2013

    Very cute! ……but he might decide to hide those pics when he’s a bit older 🙂

  7. June 30, 2013

    not too matchy, super cute. Hey did you read those Laura Ingalls Wilder books when you were a kid? Ma used to get one bolt of fabric and she made it last, dresses for everyone. You are just carrying on the pioneer tradition!

  8. June 30, 2013

    In no way do you two look like you’re wearing coordinating outfits! Looks more like you just chose to wear madras on the same day. Love both pieces by the way! Oh and I miss you too!

  9. June 30, 2013

    LOL You look adorable together! And yes, everyone does that. Resistance is futile. Hmmm, I think I have not done it since I started blogging. It’s probably best that way.

  10. June 30, 2013

    One word: adorbs!

  11. June 30, 2013

    Personally, I love a bit of matchy-matchy!

  12. June 30, 2013

    The word is “coordinated,” not “matchy-matchy.” Good job!

  13. June 30, 2013

    Not too matchy at all! You both look great – to me it looks like a coincidental match more than a “we always wear matching clothes because we are family” match :). I haven’t made too many matching outfits with my kids, but I am quite often tempted to use the leftover fabric on them after making something for myself – probably only laziness is stopping me!

  14. June 30, 2013

    I think you both look super cute. That is some of my favorite fabric.

  15. Ellen permalink
    June 30, 2013

    The shorts are adorable, and I LOVE your skirt! It’s just a happy thing that they are made of the same fabric. Like Mary in FL said, they’re coordinated, not matchy-matchy. Very nice!

  16. June 30, 2013

    Adorable! Love it.

  17. Shams permalink
    July 1, 2013

    Omigosh, I love!! I would have thought it almost impossible to pull off, but you did it. Very cute!!!

  18. Judi permalink
    July 1, 2013

    The cutest matching outfits ever!

  19. Allison permalink
    July 1, 2013

    I think its cute. And I have to tell you that it took me a while to figure out that “the little boy that lives with you” was in fact your son, and not just some random little boy you had taken in. Silly me.

  20. July 3, 2013

    You both look adorable!

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