Friday, June 10, 2011

Ants In My Pants {Little Boy Clothes}

When we were visiting my parents back in May, we had fun walking through a little boutique that carried adorable children’s clothes and toys. I saw this little outfit and would have loved to get it for Jace had it just been a little LOT cheaper.

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I figured it was something I could easily make myself!

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I used a green t-shirt (bought back when I had an idea for a shirt for Easter. Oops! Guess that never happened), a patch and some seam tape I got in a bag full of sewing goodies from Goodwill.

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The ants were cut freehand from gray seam tape and I used a fabric paint pen to add legs and write on the sign.

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The sign was made from a tan patch and I stitched around the inside of it and ric-rack (from the adorable shop, Beautiful Additions) was used for the sign post. Jace has been needing some more shorts for the summer, so I sewed up some plaid ones to make it an outfit.

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I’d say he liked the outfit! (He’s shouting “Gar-Gar” at our car.)

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He was really excited to look at the ants on the shirt when I showed it to him.

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I loved being able to make a fun little something for my Jace and I’m glad he loves it too.

I do have this particular style for sale in my new baby/kids etsy shop, Jilly Bean’s Babies if you want to take a look!

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  1. Adorable!!! My son is 14 months and his new favorite word is "car". To him, everything with wheels is a car-- the stroller, trains... Will you do a tutorial on how to make the shorts?

  2. So cute!! My favorite projects are the inspired knock-offs of store items, and this is a great one. Nice job :)

  3. That's too adorable! I love it! It's tough to come up with crafts for little boys, but I love this :-) Cute!

    Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

  4. Love the ants!!!! The whole outfit is so cute:) Of course, on cutie patootie Jace!

  5. Oh my gosh, Jill! That's so cute!! Will you link this up at the picnic party?? Ants go together with picnics like PB & J, am I right?
    "Life's a Picnic!" party!

  6. Thank you, I can't really believe yet. What a cute shirt!
    Off to my Pentecost camp. Tone

  7. this is adorable!!! Love the idea, great job recreating it! I take pics all the time when I am out and about and see something I like :)

  8. I'm back, and I loved this so much I featured it on my blog today! You can check it out here:

    Thanks for sharing your great work!

    Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

  9. Such a sweet little boys top, I find it so difficult to think of things for my son. Thanks!

  10. sweet!! I love his smiles and happiness!!! The outfit is adorable!

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  12. Your little guy is darling!!!! I'm loving this shirt. I never would have thought of making something like that. I'm going to keep it in mind for my boys!

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