I’m joining in with the fun that is the Duds for Dudes Mabel Madison Tour! This outfit is also doing double-duty as an everyday steampunk outfit for CraftingCon – if you want more details on that, hop over to this post.
I used the blue and lime Little Stars Stenzo Poplin for a Timmy Top for my dude. I’ve talked before (here and here) about how much I love their Stenzo and couldn’t resist getting some more! It works incredibly well for a button-up shirt – I finished this a few days before taking the pictures and didn’t even have to iron it again. The beautiful crispness of the fabric kept it from getting wrinkled at all – a huge plus when it’s for an active boy!
The pattern is busy, so I kept the embellishments pretty simple. I’m a bit of a hoarder and keep the ends of my zippers that are too long – I know it’s weird, but they come in handy as little button tabs on sleeves!
I also used these Verhees Jersey Stripes for a vest. I made John a Bradley Vest for Easter out of a nice suiting fabric and he’s been wanting to wear it constantly. I figured he would like one that he could actually wear every day.
This is honestly some of the nicest knit fabric I’ve worked with! It’s a nice weight and so soft. It reminds me of a Riley Blake knit, except without the curl at the edges.
It has a really nice recovery which made it perfect for the waistband of his modified Walker Jeans. I lined the pockets with the stars Stenzo and used denim from an old pair of my jeans.
And the socks!! These may be my favorite little detail of all! I just traced around a pair of socks that fit him. He was blown away by having socks that matched the rest of his outfit! Because the fabric had such a nice weight and didn’t curl, even a 1/4″ seam allowance was easy.
I had a ton of fun coming up with this outfit – be sure to check out all the other amazing stops on the tour!