I’m really on a roll with classic children’s clothing. This 2-piece suit is quintessential heirloom for boys, with knee length Viyella pants and a buttoned on ivory linen shirt. Sadly, Viyella is no longer available. The wool blend is as fine and soft as Swiss flannel, but warmer with a similar hand.
My shortcomings as a photographer are obvious here, as I managed to cut off the neat little cuff at the bottom of the knee length pants. The suit is also crooked on the hanger. But after trying to find a flat spot to hang the suit on the 12″ deep Confederate jasmine that climbs up a palm tree, I neglected to straighten the suit on the hanger.
Linen is a joy to sew. Every heirloom technique works wonderfully well on this natural fabric. The front features hemstitching, tucks and inserted lace tape.