In today’s online sewing community it is not uncommon for us to chat about our PDF pattern stashes. Many of us don’t dare take a count, or want to know how many lurking patterns haven’t even been sewn. I’ve seen people admit in groups to re-buying a pattern because they didn’t realize it was in thier stash.
It got us to thinking, I bet you could create a pretty full wardrobe without needing to buy an external hard drive. Today we will give you our 5 favorite PDF patterns for building a boy’s wardrobe. Later we will share our favorite girl patterns as well as our favorite gender neutral patterns.
Ready to dress your kid in 5 patterns?
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Peek-a-Boo Patterns Classic Chinos
We start with the Classic Chinos from Peek a Boo Patterns. These slacks are classic (as the name suggests) and can be made in long pants or shorts. They have options for front and back pockets, belt loops, and can be made with a full zip fly or a faux fly and elastic waist. The look is great, they go together easily and the directions are clear with good pictures. See our latest version here.
The bonus these pants or shorts can be worn for dressier events, but are still totally appropriate for everyday wear. Change up your fabric and change up the look!
See Kate Sew Surfer Slacks
Next up are the Surfer Slacks by See Kate Sew. These are great for their simplicity and ease of wear. A pull on pant, with a knit waistband they are a great play pant that can be made with no muss or fuss. These were really helpful when O went off to Pre-K 3 and had not yet totally mastered zippers and buttons by himself.
The pants come with a rounded back pocket, which has a button tab not shown above, and feature a cuffed bottom so you can add in a contrast fabric if you would like. They do not come with a short version, but Rachel sewed up a pair by simply measuring for desired length and shortening.
Patterns for Pirates V-neck
You need a good tshirt! The Patterns for Pirates v-neck offers two methods for applying the neck rib, a pocket, short sleeves and long sleeves, a button tab for mid-length sleeves, and a cuff option for the long sleeve.
Our tshirt was made by upcycling Dad’s tshirt, but a knit of your choice will work. We would recommend sticking with a rib knit or a knit with really good recovery for the neckline to get the best result. A thin jersey is not going to produce a nice vneck.
Blank Slate Berkshire Blazer
You’ve got a wedding/church/event he has to look nice for? Blank Slate’s Berkshire Blazer has you covered. Our version was made up in wool and fur lined, but you could sew this up in different materials to better suit your summer/spring weather. Patch pockets, a shawl collar and elbow patches make this a stylish choice! Blank Slate also offers a more classic look with the Basic Blazer if you are looking for more of the standard suit coat look.
Peek-a-Boo’s Surfs Up Board Shorts
When it’s time to hit the pool (or sprinkler) my little guy wears Peek-a-Boo Pattern’s Surfs Up Board Shorts. Made from board short material, these feature a drawstring and side pocket. They come with optional lining also. We used rip stop for the pocket on these!
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