Even the brilliant minds among us need to be stylishly dressed for school! My nephew is sporting this week’s Boy Clothes theme for me (mother of 3 girls, remember?), so I thought about his little personality as I was coming up with a design. We joke that he is a future scientist, the way he studies the cause and effect of things, i.e., What happens when I throw this toy truck at someone’s head? What color marker looks best on walls? If I lock my mom out of the car, will she get mad?
In keeping with his “studious” nature, I created a look of a smart, savvy student or hip professor, but kept a little bit of spunk in it too! The coat is lined with ultra soft and warm minky sherpa fabric (although it suddenly jumped into the 70’s and 80’s here for this photo shoot- doh!) and the exterior is a masculine navy twill fabric. The faux leather details put a little scholarly sophistication on the jacket.
The sweater is upcycled from a huge old man button-up sweater from the thrift store; I chopped it up and made it a v-neck pullover instead.
I adapted the same Simplicity pattern as last week for this jacket and made it much more masculine (I love how you can change patterns easily to get the look you want!) The hood I drafted myself, and is also fully lined, and the sleeves have a great leather cuff detail with contrasting blue buttons. The coat front buttons up above the pockets with leather loops cut on the bias so they loop nicely, and leather-looking buttons to coordinate with the loops.
The pants are micro corduroy and have leather chevron details on the back pockets and on the side, over the leg seam. I really liked adding the leather details to the pants and coat to tie them together, even if it did take a while!
The pants have an elastic waistband so my nephew could put them on by himself, and the front pockets are lined in a fun navy and white print as a little surprise!
Here’s hoping he makes Dean’s List instead of the Naughty List!
Now, I’d really appreciate you popping over to Project Run and Play to vote! Why yes, I’d love it if you voted for mine ;) but head on over to see what the other ladies have come up with too!