Bloggers Made by Rae and Made have a series called Celebrate the Boy where they issue a call for people to share their sewing for boys. This is a great idea, because it is so much harder to come up with cute things for boys. So I thought I would use this as motivation to make something for my son.
|There are button tabs to hold the sleeves up.|
I love pattern and it is so much easier to use pattern on girls' clothes - like on dresses and skirts. Often for boys, pattern is only easy on pajamas and shorts. And in the Canadian climate, shorts can only be used for a short time.
I had bought this cute Stag Beetle fabric by Echino on Etsy with my son in mind. It seemed a shame to just use the fabric for lining or highlighting. So I decided to use it for the main item, and tone it down by using a plain fabric for pockets and collar. I cut up an old shirt of my husband's for the blue parts!
I used the pattern Prepster Pullover from Blank Slate Patterns by blogger Melly Sews. This had a lot more intricate details than I had been used to. I learned what a "placket" is, and did lots of button holes. (Did you know what a placket is? I had been pretty proud of knowing what a "yoke" is before.)
|So cute! Ready to join the Rat Pack with that hat on.|
Now I have new skills! And some wounds from poking myself with pins. Totally worth it though. He's so cute in this.
I also practiced my Photoshop-ing by making the background black and white in this last photo. Looks kinda cool. Mostly to draw attention away from the messy room. Ooops, now I pointed that out.