The Grandpa Inspired Look – sewing along with PR&P’s boy week

Well I’m sewing along with another week of Project Run and Play! Really, how could I not sew along with boy week?

I decided to sew for my three-year-old, because honestly, I don’t do that often. Poor middle child. Plus, he’s my most reluctant model.


As I lay awake the other night [seriously, pregnancy insomnia? I’d like to sleep while I can, thankyouverymuch], I knew exactly what I needed to make for my middle man. Inspired, once again, by this photo:

bumpa, dasche, jay, busiaMy grandpa seriously knew how to rock the plaid pants. Instead of going plaid this time, though, I went argyle. Argyle! I seriously love this fabric.

DSCF7400The pants are made from this yummy Kaufman 21 Wale Cool Cords Argyle Brown that I got from It’s a self-drafted pattern based on another pair of his pants, and they fit him exactly the way I wanted.


The shirt is upcycled from a men’s tee and self-drafted as well, though I wish I had made the neckline a little bit higher. This dude of mine has a large head and since I don’t sew for him terribly often, I always overcompensate.


Then to take the grandpa inspiration to the next level, I sized down a thrifted sweater. I used the existing neckline, which meant I had to move a button up. It ended up a little bit big, but he should be able to wear it for awhile.


The pants also have a little flare at the bottom [which I could not capture for the life of me, since he was being oh-so-cooperative].


Flat front, elastic back. Best style for a three-year-old.


He really was a fan of the clothes. Maybe just not a fan of me….

And then he realized just how crazy his mom is for making him stand in front of the open door in twenty degree weather.


Linking up with Make it Wear it on The Train to Crazy.

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  1. Oh goodness, your grandpa is so cute =) I love that you were inspired by him. I LOVE those pants you made. Super cute. Especially with that sweater.

  2. Okay, so Jess, you know I had to come over here and check out your little man. Your comment on my site made me laugh because I sooooo get the cranky pics. Sometimes I’ll take 50 pics and get 2 smiles. (Ha! Ha!)

    I love the argyle pants. Right up my alley, my friend!!! (Hmmm, I’m gonna try candy next time to see if it helps my model!)

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