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Outfitted in Argyle

I love Argyle!!!

I know some think it's nerdy, some think it's preppy, some think it's just plain UGLY.
 I think it's cute without being cutesy.

I love little boys in argyle!!!! So I made this outfit for Dakota.

Today we are going to make the polo.

Supplies needed:

  • Polo shirt

  • Scrap fabric

  • Thread

  • Wonder Under

  • Scissors

  • Sewing machine

  • Iron

Grab the fabric scraps and iron Wonder Under or any fusible webbing to the back of the fabric.
My fabric choice was two shades of denim but you can use any combination.

Draw the diamond shapes on the paper backing. 
You need 3 large diamonds and 4 small diamonds.

Cut them all out.

Pull off the paper backing.

Line up the large diamonds on your shirt. I used a ruler to make sure they were all evenly spaced from the bottom and each side.

Next lay the small diamonds on top of the large diamonds where the points meet.

Iron the diamonds onto the shirt.

Sew close to the edge of each large diamond.  You will have a criss cross through the middle of the small diamonds.

To finish it off I did a stitch going out from the outside small diamonds.  See picture!
I didn't satin zigzag stitch on the edges because I wanted it to fray and look a little ragged on the edges.

The jeans are done very similar.

For each leg you need 1 large diamond and 2 small diamonds.

Iron them on.

Rip open the inseam (inside of leg)  about  10".

Now it's time to sew them about 1/8" from edge.
I turn the jeans inside out and sew them down.  It's just a lot easier for me to maneuver the fabric this way.

Turn right side out and sew the seam back using jeans thread.

I think you can call this a success!

Dakota has sooooo much energy.  Too bad he can't give me some of it!

This is my favorite picture from the photo shoot.
He's so happy and you can tell he is having a blast!!!!!!


Malou said...

Love it! It's preppy. :)

Beth said...

Hi, thanks for telling me that you like my purse, it's always nice to get some feedback. Oh, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE this argyle! I'm going to have to do some of this for little man, I'm putting together some shirts for him this week and I'll have to try this. Would it be ok for me to put it on my blog? I'll send the credit over to you?

Unknown said...

I think it is really cute. I just love the jeans. It is alway hard to find cute boy projects.

Tammy @ she wears flowers said...

As usual, this looks incredible! And that boy of yours is adorable!!

Kelley said...

I love it! PLus what a great way to recycle old jeans.

Have a super week!

Michelle @ Delicate Construction said...

This was a fantastic tutorial! I loved it so much I featured it on my Friday Fave Five this week on my blog- you should go check it out!

Melissa @ Honeybee Vintage said...

I love it! And the tutorial is great too:)

Mandy England said...

Haha, back from Tatertots and Jello :]

This is AMAZING! It looks like it was really hard, but your instructions make it sound so easy! Thanks for sharing :]

nest of posies said...

darling idea! SO VERY PREPPY TOO!

your model is so handsome too.

may have to copy/bookmark this for very future use!

happy weekend.

Megan Gunyan said...

So cute and great tutorial! I didn't notice the argyle on the pants until I read through the tutorial! Great hing on tearing open the seam! Thanks for sharing!

AUDRA said...

So handsome! What a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

Erin @ Crafts and Sutch said...

I love argyle! This is perfect for a little guy, but not cutesy. :)

Stopping by from It's So Very Cheri. :) Have a great week!

Erin :)

Brittany said...

So cute! I can't wait for my friends little boy to get here so I can make a few of these!

Visiting from It's So Very Cheri!


julia said...

love it nice for jeans that are worn so cute

Beth said...

It's so cute, I just gave you a blogger award:

Anonymous said...

Wonderful bit of reading I must say. Well developed and very beneficial, thank you!

seemesew84 said...

so cute! I featured your idea on my blog!

Anshu said...

Very classy! I featured it here: