I’ve had more fun than should be allowed lately working on a little button-down shirt and a pair of shorts for lit’l Ben.
I used the Oliver+S Sketchbook Shirt and Shorts pattern in Size 18 to 24 months. Ben measured well below the standard measurements, so I chose not to make the 2T size. The fabric is Bear Threads Ltd. Swiss broadcloth, and the buttons are pearl buttons also from Bear Threads.
I altered the shirt pattern to create a traditional collar and stand. I understand the reasoning behind making the collar and stand in one piece for the short little neck of a little guy, but I wanted to make a classic shirt which includes a collar with a collar stand.
The shorts have elastic only in the back portion of the waist band. They include a mock fly and the button serves only as decoration. They are made from English imported super fine twill from Spechler-Vogel Textiles.
I liked how the shorts came together. I thought they were fun to make, and Liesl gives tips for making them dressy or casual. They also include cute little pockets, which was the first feature Ben tried out; boys love their pockets.