Some times things don’t go as planned, and other truths about this sewing project

offbeat oxford, boys shirt pattern

Not long ago I blogged about a shirt my son really loved. So when the chance to join in a pattern tour cropped up it was a happy circumstance. I was going to make more shirts anyway! The truth is my son is a bit more temperamental about having his picture taken, and I’m not […]

The Shirt my Son Won’t Take Off

offbeat oxford boy sewing pattern

I know we often complain that boy patterns are not very exciting, or cute, or fun. But I found one that is.  I am going to go ahead and say they can be, and my kid loves it. He’s deemed this one his rockstar shirt. It’s a fun twist on an Oxford. He had requests […]

Build a Wardrobe: With 5 Great Boy Patterns

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 […]

Classic Chinos- a zipper fly pant

classic chinos peek a boo patterns

In our search for the ever perfect pair of pants for O we tried the Classic Chinos (affiliate).  We had picked up some good bottom weight fabric at the warehouse during our last trip, we’re talking drive a truck over it tough stuff. I have tried several pant patterns lately and for some reason, the […]

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 […]