Wednesday, January 30, 2013

My Little Valentine

I made Levi a new outfit for Valentines Day!   My friend Natalie McCain took these great pics of Levi for me, I even let her include me in a few. 

The top is a simple v-neck shirt with some added elements to make it more dressy without compromising comfort.    I added red hems to the sleeves and bottom of the shirt, they give it a layered look, and added a collar.    And then I added a heart argyle applique, which I'm using as inspiration to make a valentine lap quilt soon! 

The shorts are made with 2 shades of grey corduroy which were upcycled from pairs of pants.  I added a heart shaped pocket to the back, and heart shaped knee patches.  There are patch pockets on the front with a hand stitched heart.  They have red top-stitching as well!   They have a simple elastic waist, which makes them easy to put on, but a faux-fly for a more dressed up style. 

 What do you think????     

I'm really happy with it!  My only concern is that white shirts don't stay white for long on this kid, but for a holiday outfit, I don't need it to last forever!   He seems to like it!   

Also adding this to the linky party at Project Run and Play

I'm entering this outfit in The Sew Off at Nap Time Crafters. Wish me luck!


  1. I love the look and your sons hair and eyes are gorgeous! Your friend took amazing pics!

  2. What a great Valentine's look for a boy! Great job. And the pictures are amazing of you both. As for the white shirts...mix equal part hydrogen peroxide and dawn dish soap then add baking soda to get a paste. Rub it in and it gets anything out of whites (just watch it around colors).

  3. OMG - your little boy is just too cute, and this outfit seems to fit him and his personality perfectly. The details are awesome without becoming too over the top!

  4. Wow great outfit for a boy! I LOVE the heart argyle details. I am amazed how you made this outfit sweet for a boy, and it does not look girly! And you have a gorgeous boy :)

  5. what a gorgeous son! Love the argyle hearts.

  6. Your boy is so adorable! What a great Valentin boy look!

  7. Great ensemble. Adorable little guy!. LOve it.

  8. Too cute! I love well-dressed, handsome boys & when they're with their Mama it's even sweeter! Great job!

  9. We featured you on our blog. Thanks for sewing along!
    With Love,
    Shaffer Sisters