Patterns for Pirates, Deep Sea Vneck

V neck pattern

A couple weeks ago I had the chance to pattern test a new top from a new pattern company Patterns for Pirates. This is a pattern company focused on producing patterns tailored for boys. The company currently has 3 patterns. The Jolly Roger Raglan, the Pirate Playground Shorts, and the pattern I tested the Deep […]

The Bond Top, New Pattern Shop on the Block

Beatnik Kids pattern, the Bond Top

Welcome to the next stop on the Bond top tour! The Bond top is the first release of the new pattern company Beatnik Kids from Stacey of Boy Oh Boy Oh Boy. This unisex top works for everybody. I only made one small tweak on M’s shirt rounding out the corners of the collar to […]

Winter Wonderland Look for Him

Winter Wonderland look for boys

I hadn’t been planning on sewing for O this Christmas, but then the themes were released for for Project Run and Play. The first, Winter Wonderland, hit a chord and off I went. When it comes to winter I love all things warm and cozy. And being wrapped in soft seems a great place to […]

SpiderMan PJ’s

spiderman pajamas

This fall has been crazy busy!  I have been busy sewing, not blogging a whole lot and training my replacement at my job.  I will be retiring at the end of this year and hope to be more active in the blog world when I am not working 12 hours a day away from home.  […]

Tree Climber Trousers

Tree Climber trousers, Great Unisex pant pattern

So I’m finally going to get around to showing off some of the Kid’s Clothes week sewing! I mentioned in the wrap up that in a overly caffeinated late night state, I may have put my hand in the air for some fast turn around pattern testing. Normally that stresses me out to an extreme, […]

Wrapping it up and the start of a new pattern

Tough guy tee

Our sewing efforts were met with mixed results last week. The important part is that some of the sewing did get done! So what did we sew? Dino shirts. The only thing that we managed to get blogged! The dino shirts both now have a matching set of leggings. The hats and tails are on […]

Sewing Patterns to build a wardrobe

DIY skinny jeans

I’ve been moving gradually toward handmade wardrobes for the kids. The two patterns I’m sharing today are great staples for that. And they pass another big test for me they work for both the kids. There are affiliate links in this post. The Skinny Jeans I hesitated making these jeans for O, because I was […]

Big Boy Duds. The Ethan Shirt

The Ethan, boys dress shirt pattern

Donna sewed up a big boy shirt for O! The Ethan shirt is included in the Sew Fab deal (just a couple more days!) Sewing for boys often gets the short end of the stick, but we were really happy to see lots of options for both kids in the pattern bundle. This shirt fabric […]

Sew You Had a Boy, half a year round up

Hey everyone we are more than halfway through our year of Sew You Had a Boy! We have had fun-and been challenged looking for boy projects to sew up this year. If you’ve missed anything here is a round up of all the projects, guests and tutorials we posted so far! Click on the project […]

Dino Pants (and a small pattern tester call)

Surfer Slacks pattern by See Kate Sew

It seems like the summer has blown past us this year.  First it took forever to get her and now blast…..its gone.  So when I was looking for a project for O I thought I would work up a pair of  Surfer slacks.  This pattern fits him well and since he will be starting preschool […]