Little Man shirt and shorts

Here is a peek behind the latest project featured on our homepage! It’s about time I show off a project idea for boys, don’t you think? Read on for more about how we made this stylish little outfit, or just head to the shop and buy a kit.

I think the Curious Nature collection by David Butler for his textile brand Parson Gray (such a mouthful, David!) is brilliant. It’s the most man-friendly collection I can think of and David did a fabulous job of showing off its versatility at Quilt Market. Here is his booth – ignore the horrid photo please, I was nervous and only had my phone! It was jam-packed with inspiration.

I have loads of ideas for Curious Nature but the first project I wanted to do was this “Little Man” shirt and khaki shorts. It’s the Sketchbook Shirt and Shorts pattern from Oliver + S. I liked the contrast of a sophisticated colour palate and modern print in a size 3T shirt. This little boy is cool! Don’t get me wrong – I’m mad about the cute boy prints out there, like Backyard Baby, but I wanted to show something a bit different! The shirt is made in the Trade Blanket print in Oyster.

I also love that we have so many neutrals that can be used for little boy khakis, from Straw (seen here) to Ash to Olive. I lined the pockets on these with more Trade Blanket. A bit matchy matchy but you can’t see unless you look!

The pattern, as is to be expected from Oliver + S, was easy to follow and full of details, like this faux fly front.

I’ve put a kit in the shop if you’d like to make your own Little Man shirt and khaki shorts!


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