Today I have my 9 year old son’s fall sewing module to share with you! To briefly recap, I am sewing fall modules for each of my children (you can see the two year old’s here!) and I’m basing this off an idea I got from Whitney over at TomKat Stitchery. Basically the idea is that you build a module with one topper, two bottoms, and three tops. Everything works together and can easily be built on as you add more to your wardrobe. I love it especially for planning kids’ makes and am already finding that the clothes Im making with this concept are getting worn over and over again.
For my son’s topper I made him a Samson Sweater in the same sweat shirting fabric and faux leather that I made for his little brother. I forgot to add the elbow patches on this one, but it is really cozy and a great piece to throw on top of his t-shirts in the cooler mornings.
This is a straight size 10 with no modifications and it fits him really well!
The first bottoms I made him are another item to match baby brother (how long do you think I have til they get tired of that?) These are a really basic pull on, elastic waist pant from an issue of Ottobre magazine. Super simple to sew up, although a little skinnier in the leg than I had envisioned. This is a great twill and would look great for church pants… if we had church to go to!
Next are the Thomas Track Pants from Love Notions and I love this pattern. I have plans to make him some more! There are two versions, one with the color blocking I did here as well as a plain fabric one. There are also options for piping and zippers at the legs.
This is a straight size 10 and I will be adding some length to the next pair. This fabric is a thinner athletic mesh which is great for the weather right now and really comfortable for lounging around the house, but I will be looking for a thicker, warmer fabric for the next version of these.
The last in the matching makes, this is the Oliver+S buttoned up button down. Again this is a straight size 10 and this fabric is some from Indie Sew that I’ve had in my stash for years. I’m so happy I found the perfect pattern to sew it up in!
This pattern is really well drafted, has great details, and the instructions were fantastic. I enjoyed making this shirt so much and I feel like it really upped my sewing game. I can’t wait to sew more shirts!
Besides pants, the other item really missing from my son’s fall wardrobe were long sleeve t-shirts. I sewed up this super basic one from an Ottobre issue (there are a lot of other great tshirt patterns out there, I don’t know that I would go recommending this above them?) and added a snake appliqué. I don’t love the neckline on this, but when my son tried it on so I could adjust it (it feels too high and the band is too narrow) he wouldn’t take it off he loved it so much. So I won’t bother fixing it and will just look for another pattern in the future! This fabric is a soft double brush poly and the snake is made from scraps I had around the sewing room.
Finally, possibly my favorite item in the bunch, I have the Navigator pullover from Love Notions patterns. I hope to have a review up of this tomorrow but let me spoil it now by saying that I adore this pattern. I’ve actually bought the women’s and men’s version so I can make more for the whole family!
This fabric is a super soft sweatshirt fleece from Girl Charlee that is the perfect weight for a pullover. I added the zipper and pocket lining in white (same fabric as his t-shirt above) for a fun contrast
I am so happy with how this module turned out! I love all the pieces and they are all so wearable. I was feeling in a bit of a sewing rut and I have to say that after making all these clothes for my children, I have so many ideas and so much inspiration for things I want to make next. It’s a great feeling to spend time, money, and creative energy on something like this and have it build on itself to form more ideas and plans!