I wanted Henry to have some basics in his line that would match anything so I decided on a couple of solid colored items and classic jean cut-off shorts. (For the photoshoot I paired it with his tie I made from his Easter outfit.)
The red cardigan is a basic raglan sleeve cardigan. It’s huge because I made a 2T, but I’m hoping it fits him through the fall. I used a pattern from this pattern book.
Here’s some tips for sewing knit fabric.
From the same pattern book, I made the gray polo. The collar was a little tricky, but at least I know what to do next time. I used chartreuse for the placket facing.
I used one of my old pair of jeans for the shorts. I kept most of the original details like the stitching, waistband, zip fly front and button. I put new pockets on the back where the old pockets were, so it gives it a cool faded/non-faded look. I didn’t think these through when I cut them out, so it was really hard to because of the placement of the waistband. I hope I never have to mend these because I never want to sew them again! When you are sewing jeans, learn how to hem jeans with the original hem.
This is what most of my pictures look like: Henry running away.