Looking for cool kid clothes for all kinds of boys and girls? Have I got a series for you!
Calling All Kids is dedicated to children’s design that thinks outside the box of ruffles and pink for girls and trucks and blue for boys. It’s all about making clothes for the individual child, according to their individual personality and tastes, with no stereotypes or restrictions. Pretty cool stuff.
This is my eight-year-old. When I told him I wanted to make him a shirt in his favorite color, he gasped and said, “Really?! I’ve never had a purple shirt!” And then I couldn’t find purple fabric that didn’t have ruffles or flowers and the like. So we had to make our own purple knit.
The fabric is a rayon knit from Jo-Ann Stores, in a neutral cream color. It’s crazy soft, with a very fluid drape. I sewed the #26 T-Shirt from Ottobre 1/2014. Then we dip-dyed the whole thing in some awesome, deep, non ruffled purple dye. Seth has decided that it looks like purple blood. Which is apparently exactly the look he was hoping for.
The pants are also Ottobre 1/2014, the #30 Desert Jeans. I was drawn to this pattern because of the details. I loved that there were interesting details other than cargo pockets and flaps. A back-button tab, tucks and bar tacks add fun, unique interest to traditional jeans. Seth likes to wear his cropped, because he’s super cool like that.
The fabric is also from Jo-Ann Stores, a brushed poplin that I love and have used for multiple pants now. It’s lightweight and dries quickly, so perfect for summer. But it also wears really well, with a nice tight weave. The pockets hide some fun Lego-stamped fabric from the Lego shirts I made a few weeks ago.
Tee: Ottobre Designs Railroad Tee Shirt, 134 cm. Fabric is rayon blend knit from Jo-Ann Stores, dye is Dylon Violet
Jeans: Ottobre Designs Dessert Jeans, 134 cm. Fabric is brushed poplin from Jo-Ann Stores
Shoes: Converse Chuck Taylors, low tops