Coordinating Baby and Toddler Fox Outfits

I’m a big fan of this fox fabric. I initially bought it to make this shirt for my nephew, and was happy to discover I had enough left over to make matching outfits for my friend’s sons.

fox outfits

Skill level: This sewing project would be good for intermediate sewers.
Time commitment estimate: It took me about 6 hours total for both items.

I love the pattern I used for the first fox shirt I made (McCall’s M6016), but my friend’s oldest son was too old to fit in the largest size. I was surprised at how challenging it was to find another boys shirt pattern in the next size up. I eventually found one, but I think I’m not as in love with it as I had hoped since it’s a “learn to sew” pattern. Don’t get me wrong, I think the shirt is cute and I’d use this pattern again, I just wish there were more options for boys patterns in general.

If you want to make this project yourself, check out this link for supplies I use for just about every project. Additional sewing supplies you’ll need are listed below:

1. Fabric – I would recommend 100% cotton machine washable with the cutest print you can find.

2. Buttons – See the back of the patterns for quantity and size.
3. Snaps – I used a strip of snaps that’s really quick and easy to sew on (they look like this).
4. Fusible interfacing – You’ll need a lightweight fusible interfacing. See the back of the pattern for amounts.
5. Pattern – I used Simplicity 1566 and McCall’s M6972.
fox outfits
fox outfits
fox outfits
The snap closure on the romper was really easy to sew, and I love how quick it will be for the parents to change diapers.
fox outfits
fox outfits
fox outfits
fox outfits
While I like the combo of the fox pocket on a solid shirt, I think next time I’ll go with an all over print to add a little more whimsey to it.
fox outfits
fox outfits
Both the shirt and the romper were a little bit big for the kids when I finished them. It’s usually my goal when making something that isn’t for a specific occasion and doesn’t need to fit at a specific time. I’d much rather have something I make for a fast-growing child be a little big than a little small.
How cute are my friend’s kids though? Including her tiny dog, of course.
fox outfits
fox outfits
fox outfits

Gymboree is one of my favorite places to shop for really cute kids clothes. Below are some options for cute bottoms that are similar to the ones that I made above!

  1. Tiger One-Piece // 2. Beach Bum One-Piece

3.  Checked Shirt //4. Palm Shirt

*This post is brought to you in collaboration with Gymboree! Thank you for supporting the brands that support this blog!

 

 

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