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{Sewing} Planning formalwear for Baby Logan

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Now that Logan is almost 3 months (5 more days!), we feel a little more comfortable bringing him to fancier places. We have a friend's wedding coming up next weekend, and I already bought a cute onesie with bowtie print and black pants but that one outfit really started me off thinking about fancy outfits for my little man.

I saw this Dior Homme collection in the recent Zoo magazine and instantly started picturing Logan in that outfit! It's simple, chic, and so grown up! 

 

Last week, I went on Michael Levine's website to shop for some fabrics (since I haven't done any long distance driving with Logan yet, I opted for online shopping instead). I found these fabrics and thought it would make a perfect Dior-inspired outfit for Logan!

Daysail - Tiny Script - ML288307 - Creamy White-per yard  

Daysail - Tiny Script - ML288307 - Creamy White-per yard 

Daysail - Tiny Script - ML288307 - Creamy White-per yard   

Daysail - Tiny Script - ML288307 - Creamy White-per yard 

Pinstripe Suiting - ML229491 - Dark Grey-per yard

Pinstripe Suiting - ML229491 - Dark Grey-per yard

And of course, the vest will be knitted. I love the subtle poofiness of the vest - I think it's done in double knit fabric? But the poofiness reminds me of Logan's small but round belly! I can't wait to cast on for this vest in black and white.

It would be even more awesome if I dress him this and go to an event where someone actually NOTICES that this was Dior-inspired. :D

FO: Logan's Malabrigo Sweater

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It's done! It's Done!

Fancy Malabrigo sweater for my Logan.

Knitted in the round and then steeked! A quick baby knit! | Handmade fashion at Candy & Bagel

Knitted in the round and then steeked! A quick baby knit! | Handmade fashion at Candy & Bagel

Again, the colorful buttons are from Amazon, and the sweater was done in the round entirely, and then steeked before adding the sleeves. It was SUCH a quick knit due to knitting in the round, and as usual, the steeking was exhilarating. I added garter button band because they're easy and stretchy, for quick dressing. 

So what was Logan's reaction? Was he grateful? Was he happy?

logan's reaction

I think he really was happy. He just really wanted to go out and show people his new sweater. Haha. We were on our way to the Santa Ana Patchwork Craft Fair  and I put this on him, stopped everything to take the pictures. He was NOT happy about my mini photography session but once I put him in the car, he promptly became himself again, mellow and happy, and then slept the entire time while we were at the show. I was happy too because it was kind of chilly and gloomy but I knew my guy was perfectly happy and warm in the sweater. :)