Hello, Sailor!

Here is my little one’s outfit for Easter (if he doesn’t outgrow it before then)!

He had a store-bought sailor suit just like this one last year, and I loved it so much that I decided to make another one just like it for this year, using the old one as a pattern. It’s made from a navy cotton blend fabric. It was one of the rare times when I bought a fabric that wasn’t on sale, but that’s the beauty of these tiny outfits: they don’t require very much fabric!

Here is a picture of the old one; I took this photo before I hacked it to pieces. Just kidding! I just took apart all of the seams and used the pieces to make a pattern, adding a few inches to make it larger. It was actually easier than I expected it to be; easier even than working with an actual pattern, because I could see exactly how it all went together. My trim is a little bit simpler, and I added pockets in the front, because he is currently obsessed with them and now refuses to wear anything without pockets. The old one was also polyester. Aside from these small alterations, I really just copied the original.

I used some anchor buttons, which I thought were cute, but now I’m thinking that they look less vintage than the pearl buttons on the original. What do you think?

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12 comments… add one

  • How cute is he !

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  • OOh! So cute!! he really looks like a boy from the 40’s :)

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  • I just love sailor suits! Beautiful!

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  • This is so adorable! What a cute little guy! You did a great job!

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  • LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it !!!!! I have a 4 year old boy and now I think he really NEEDS a sailor suit, too!

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  • OMG too cute!

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  • My heart is melting, this is too adorable! :)

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  • This is too cute! I love everything about this

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  • I like the anchor buttons. Cute wins over “authentic” any day.

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  • Absolutely gorgeous! Much nicer than the one you bought! He looks so cute!!!

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  • I’ve actually bought a sailor suit pattern (from the 70’s) to make one for my one-year-old – now I’m more motivated than ever! So adorable! The hat and socks are just perfect, too.

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  • MY GOD that is cute!!

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