Do little boys in your area wear heirloom clothing? I hope so. This little suit is for my 18 month old grandson who will wear this as soon as he grows into it. I am always so pleased that my daughter and her husband enjoy seeing Alastair in classic clothing.
The blue suit fabric is a very fine wool challis, no heavier than broadcloth. It is lined with blue microcheck and closed at the shoulder and side tabs with pearl shank buttons. I was tempted to embroider a little mouse on the front of the suit, but chose instead to leave it plain so that it would be more versatile. I may make another shirt, perhaps with a wide, embroidered collar.
The shirt is made of ivory combed batiste. A box pleat at center front allows for more ease of movement. Pearl 4-hole shirt buttons close the back opening. Continue reading