Last week I shared the “Reach for the Stars” mini wardrobe I sewed for my son who is starting his kindergarten studies. I promised to share more about each look, and today I’m expanding on the Future Professional look.
This was such a fun look to create, and also useful because David needed these clothes! He wears them for our worship services and for nicer occasions. This outfit was definitely the most labor intensive of all 5 looks.
First more about the Reach for the Stars shirt. The Constellations fabric by Hawthorne Threads was the inspiration for the theme of the mini wardrobe. I used in on two of the pieces and David really loves it too. Hawthorne Threads offers this constellation fabric in 42 different prints and 10 color palettes. Each zodiac sign can be ordered as a panel also. That’s an incredible amount of choices for a really cute fabric! We used the midnight color way.
The shirt pattern is our favorite Ethan Shirt by Sis Boom patterns. Lately quite a few companies have come out with button up shirt patterns, but for now we’re sticking with what works for us, this pattern for boys and men and a quick review of our tips and Hey June Handmade’s tips for sewing button up shirt posts before starting. The only change we made was to make the shirt short sleeves for summer days.
And then there’s those adorable pants! They are the Classic Chinos pattern by Peekaboo Pattern Shop. Yes, we’ve sewn this pattern quite a few times, but when it works, it works! The fit is just perfect for David, with no adjustments needed.
You can see the constellations fabric that we used for lining inside the pockets. We hadn’t planned on this as a design feature, but rather ran out of the blue stretch sateen fabric so had to improvise! But now we’ve got a tutorial written for how to use contrast fabric for lining a welt pocket, so we can use this as a design feature in the future!
David decided to top off the Future Professional look with his Newsboy Cap we made him earlier. He looks like such a little man in this outfit!
With the sweaters and vest we made for this mini wardrobe, he should be able to wear this outfit well in to the fall and perhaps even winter months.
Future Professional Shirt Details:
Pattern: Ethan Shirt by Sis Boom Patterns
Future Professional Pants Details:
Fabric: Sew Classic Bottomweight Stretch Sateen Fabric – Medieval Blue from JoAnn Fabrics
Future Professional Cap Details:
Pattern: Newsboy Cap details here
Fabric: Sew Classic Bottomweight Cotton Twill Solid Fabric – Black from JoAnn Fabrics
Now to make a little confession, I sewed each of these items in assemble line fashion, so and I’ll show you what else I made at the same time! Now linked here.
Affiliate links are used in this post so that our bank account has a fighting chance at keeping up with our fabric spending habit! So far, one has vastly outpaced the other, but we’ll leave you to guess which one!