Congratulations to Jasper Boy who is the winner of the last standing pair of ITR summer 08 boys' shorts!
In short, Jasper boy said she wants boys' clothes to be "tran-seasonal (suitable for layering), brand identifiable (by their design not by screaming a name or logo) and contrasting (I love a flash of pattern/colour on a cuff, inside a collar, under the zipper or buttons)."
You see, this is what I want my boys' range to be. In particular, I want my boys' range to be identified by a unique design, and to be simple with hints of bright colours. Thanks to you all for your comments, and Jasper boy your shorts are in the post!
It is fitting that Jasper boy is this week's winner, because I am here to post about the second pants order.The order for Elliot's older brother, (nearly) 7 year old Jasper. Or Jas. Or Jassie Jones. Jasper isn't as keen on lego, and he's at school, so he's pretty old and likes rough and tumble sort of fun. So I opted for something a bit more robust and comfy but pretty fussless (not a word, I know). That lead me to the natural linen, because no matter what you think, it is tough, doens't fade, doesn't need much (ok any) ironing and looks great with all colours.
Add some side contrast pockets in alphabet fabric, in keeping with Elliot's pair…
and Jassie's shorts were done.
Ignore the lazy photoshopping, and the lazier failure to wash off the pink chalk fly guide (Pippo was kind enough not to ask if it was permanent), and turn your attention to this groovy label which I sewed in in lieu of the ITR standard.
I got this ribbon tape on, you guessed it, etsy. It is actually a repeat of "Sophie's work / Handmade linen" – so perfect. Ok, it does kind of say "Sophe's work", but I can forgive the Japanese one little typo when they create something so beautiful.