I adore jonjons and longalls on little boys.
But I do not have a little boy of my own to wear them.
I have sewn many over the years for my nephew and for custom orders.
So when I received an email from a friend requesting a longall with
the University of Michigan "M" embroiderd on the front,
I got excited.
I struggled with the colors and finding the right fabric here.
I ended up visiting a famous-yet-new-to-me store in Berkeley called
Stonemountain and Daughter. Oh wow! That is a lovely store!
This is actually a dark royal blue 100% cotton woven gingham,
even though it looks very dark navy.I purchased the embroidery design off Etsy.
And those "maize" buttons came from Britex in San Francisco.
Sigh. Britex. My happy place.
The customer had requested a full lining, so I used a lovely 100% cotton
sheeting from Stonemountain and Daughter.
I am very fussy about matching my plaids and ginghams at seam lines.
I fussy cut each peice individually and pin every inch or so,
to insure that the fabric doesn't shift while I sew.
I wanted to make sure this outfit fit it's little owner for a long time,
So I cut the legs long,so they would cuff at the hem for now,
But be unrolled as he grew.
I hope to receive a photo of this little guy in his outfit.
He will be wearing it this weekend while his whole family gathers
to cheer on their favorite team.