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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Homemade Clothing Swap

haileys ruffled up jacket pattern

I just finished up participating in a fun handmade clothing swap. The swap was orchestrated through Peek a Boo Pattern shop. If you follow us you know we are a big fan of their patterns, so this seemed like a nice opportunity to connect with some like-minded sewers. Here is how it worked: You signed […]

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 […]

Adapting Girl Patterns for Boys

Adapt girls pattern for boys sewing

I have found, like most who sew for boys, that girl sewing patterns are much easier to come by. Whether you sew from PDFs, books, or the big 4  girl patterns way out number the boys. They are also, in my opinion, way more tempting to buy! The problem is most of us are on […]

Sew You Had a Boy with Handmade Frenzy

I was a fan the from my first visit over to Handmade Frenzy, and we’re excited to have them sharing here today! Heidi has two little one’s very close in age to mine- so I always feel extra inspired to see what she’s been sewing up for them. After you see what she’s sharing today […]

Pattern Review: Banyan Pants

banyan pants review

Picking the Pattern  If you follow us you know we are always on the lookout for a good boy’s pant pattern.  They are not easy to come by.  Pull on elastic pants are fine for the little ones and even our 3 1/2 year old toddler does well in them .   Easy on – easy off.  […]

Sew You Had a Boy with Feather’s Flights

We’re very excited to have Heather from Feather’s Flights as our Sew You Had a Boy guest this month! I follow Heather’s blog regularly, and if you are sewing for a boy I highly recommend you do too! If you’re not sewing for a boy, then tune in for the sewing for women and great […]

Draft your Own Raglan Tee Pattern

Pattern drafting: Raglan Tee pattern from a basic tee

Better late then never right? Our Thursday Sew You Had a Boy post is going up today. We feel confident you’ll forgive us, we hope. This week we are going to run through how to draft a raglan tee from a standard t-shirt. Grab a favorite T-shirt that fits well to use as base. Fold […]