Sew in Tune

Saturday, February 15, 2014

It's been so much fun to see what everybody made for Sew in Tune hosted by Melly Sews and Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy.  So much creativity! I sewed along last year and was super excited to be invited to participate this time.

 
It took me a long time to decide what I wanted to do.  I brainstormed different songs, but nothing really inspired me. The songs that I thought of were not the ones I wanted my children to hear; either the lyrics, or the message or the videos were inappropriate for young minds. I tried to think of a piece of music that I relate to Eli, my oldest.
 
 He was a very difficult baby. He was colicky, had to be taught how to nurse and would only sleep if somebody held him. It's really a miracle we all survived.  In our attempt to somehow soothe him and stop the screaming, we often had him listen to classical music. He seemed to always respond well to the soundtrack of "A River Runs Through It."
 
The soundtrack always made me want to sit on a couch wrapped in a woolen blanket, a cup of tea and a good book.  There is just something very soothing and relaxing about the music. I wanted to make a very comfortable and warm outfit for Eli. The whole outfit was upcycled. The sweater is a remake of mine, it's the softest cashmere. And no, I didn't just chop up a perfectly good cashmere sweater, it was too short for me. The pants had the coolest pockets in the back that I was able to save.
 
 
I was planning to make his shirt, but couldn't find the right fabric. Enter Target's clearance section and the problem was solved. Whenever I refashioned dress shirts, I cut them up completely. I don't like too much fabric around scrawny necks. The shirt I used came in size small, and the fit around the neck wasn't bad. I was able to keep the placket and the collar.
 



Eli likes his new outfit and wore it to school several times now.  Thank you so much for inviting me Stacey and Mellisa. I enjoyed the series very much. 

 

12 comments

  1. I love this classic look! Great job Olga!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Ahhhh handsome Eli. Such a great outfit, really!! Stylish and comfortable!! Look at him rocking it in front of the camera!! Woohoo.

    ReplyDelete
  3. He looks so handsome. I love the outfit and reading about how you came up with it.

    ReplyDelete
  4. It's a really hip outfit. I'm impressed, it's hard to make stuff they wear at this age. I'm pinning to my tween fashion sewing board on Pinterest!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Прикольно получилось :) Я в восторге от брюк.

    ReplyDelete
  6. He looks so cute! Like a newspaper boy from the thirties.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Love it Olga! So cool that it's all up cycled. Thanks for sewing along with us!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Wow! This outfit is so cute. I'm sure he is Mr. Cool now at school. Great job, Olga!

    ReplyDelete
  9. I love this look. Classic pieces never go out of style

    ReplyDelete
  10. Awww...he looks so handsome! Great upcycle!

    ReplyDelete
  11. FAB "upcycled" outfit: cashmere V-neck sweater, trousers and plaid shirt = comfy and stylish for your son, Olga. So practical and each piece could easily be paired with a different shirt, sweater or vest and pants. You have a strong sense of design and mix of colors as well as fabrics. BRAVO! Sarah Helene in Minneapolis

    ReplyDelete

I love to hear from you!