A Little Rebel Without a Cause.
That’s M. My boy. And I love him for it. He’s charming, cuddly, sweet, pigheaded, tough and extremely noisy from time to time.
My little and very own James Dean.
Although most of my sewing time has been spent on my two daughters so far, I absolutely adore creating outfits for my son. I always try to capture his unique personality into his clothing. And then I enjoy watching him play around and get dirty in it.
The patterns of Marte from Compagnie M are a big hit when it comes to sewing for my oldest daughter, so when I had the opportunity to take part in the pattern test for her new Charles pants or dungarees, I immediately knew I was going to sew for M. Marte has twin girls herself, so I was curious to see if the fit was going to be ‘gender neutral’ or not.
Note: About that, I have my own opinion and view on what ‘boys-clothes’ and ‘girls-clothes’ should look like. As in, there are no rules whatsoever. My son can wear pink floral prints if that’s what he wants and if my daughters choose to wear black jeans and leather jackets, fine by me. It just so happens that my eldest is a true princess-loving, black-hating girl and M, well, he basically loves everything that has an animal-related print on it. My youngest is still a mystery to me.
Here’s what I came up with: a navy blue white striped woolmix combined with a lion print from cotton+steel. The latter actually being an incorrectly supplied etsy order. I was going for the chamois, but I got the lions instead. And apparently, I’m not the first that got hold of this fabric by accident. It’s haunted, I think. One look at it and it’s coming your way. You guys, forewarned is forearmed!
Anyway, back to the Charles dungarees. I made a size 3Y. M. is about 96 cm tall right now and I think the fit is perfect and yet there is still some scope for growth. I reused big buttons from my own worn Mer Du Nord winter jacket and I made large button holes. This makes getting dressed or undressed easy, urgent visits to the bathroom are not a problem at all (no need to open all of the buttons, opening the top 2 is enough). To complete the look, I made a simple white T-shirt with a high neckline and rolled up sleeves. The fabric was a left-over from the incredibly soft viscose jersey I used in this sweater for myself.
Give the boy some wheels (I wisely ignored the ‘ciggie’) and there you have it. A little rebel ready to conquer some hearts (making sure he will handle those with care is another project I’m working on!).
Marte, thanks for another great design and thanks for having me in your pattern tour!
And to all of you who want to try out these pants/dungarees/shorts (yes, three in one), I can only say, go for it. Marte is offering a 10% discount the first week (the week of the pattern tour) with the code ‘charles-launch’.
This weeks pattern tour on Compagnie M will provide you with lots of inspiration and I hope I contributed to that!
18 thoughts on “Charles Pattern Test”
Schitterend! Dat vraagt om meer jongensmaaksels 🙂
Mooi ook, hoe je de tailleband in de dierenprint liet doorlopen… ♥
Thanks Laurence for this stunning Charles! I’ll launch the pattern today in my shop! Stay tuned for those that would like to buy a copy of the patterns! 🙂
Fantastische post Laurence! Haunted or not, love the fabric 🙂 Uwe kleine James Dean is er maar goed mee 🙂
You did it again !
Echt een prachtige versie! Jouw zoontje verleid zo alle meisjes 😉
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Zoals steeds origineel en mooi!
What a rebel! Hij staat geweldig met deze super versie!
So cute your little one and the pants of course. I enjoyed reading your post – so true what you said about boys and girl’s clothes.
Alweer zeer knap!
Wat een heerlijk binkie met zijn motorfiets! En een broek om vrolijk van te worden!
Now that’s what I call COOL.
What a great outfit, the pattern, like all Compangie M patterns, is a great design, but you have really added to it with the fabrics you have used.
Cool! Heel boyproof dus, dat patroon.
Wauw! De combinatie van beide stoffen voor dit patroon zou nooit in me opgekomen zijn, maar het is er boenk op! Werkt perfect, heel knap!
Jouw zoontje… hou die maar in de gaten, wat een moviestar!