Thursday, November 7, 2013

For the boys blog hop




I am so excited to be joining in on the for the boys blog hop sponsored by sew we quilt. I have a four year old who is 110% boy. As we mamas of boys know, there are fewer patterns and projects for our little guys. My husband assures me this theme will be repeated throughout his life (hello mens' vs womens' sections in stores). Thankfully though, there are still some pretty awesome patterns and projects out there for our boys.

With weather definitely cooling down around here, it was time to start on some autumn clothes for my little man. I picked a couple of my faves (which are actually pretty unisex) and set off to work.



 

 

 

First up, I put together these "skeleton pants", using an awesome pattern called Nowhere Man Pants by Shwin Designs. I picked up this pattern a while back on sale and it is absolutely one of my fave pant patterns. The fit is perfection and it's a very quick sew (I finished this pair from cutting to hemming in about 2 hours). I snuck some of my Halloween fabrics in on the pocket and belt loops and my little guy loves what he has dubbed the "skeleton pants". The main fabric is a lightweight denim chambray that was left over from a bag project I finished (yay for using all scraps!).




To go with the pants, I pulled out my Olivia and Oliver Pea Coat pattern by Peek a boo Patterns. I made one of these last year and it was my first 'real' garment I made. It's a very beginner friendly pattern and like the pants, goes together quickly. Even setting the sleeves in this one is a breeze. The scariest part (for me) was putting in the button holes.


Unfortunately the Universe was not cooperating with me getting these photographed, and it had to be done at night in my kitchen...oops! He still turned on the cheese for the camera :)








Thanks so much for stopping by!!! Please check out the other awesome bloggers sharing their projects today:

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54 comments:

Amy said...

He looks mighty handsome in his new duds. Love the pocket details. Very nice!

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

You have the perfect model for those fun new clothes..thanks for sharing :)

Pam @Threading My Way said...

A great set of clothes! Love that jacket.

Quilt n Queen said...

Super cute!! Your son is a charmer. I used to make a lot of clothes for my 2 boys...way back 37 years ago. I'm looking forward to making the 3 grandones new pj's. Thanks for the inspiration!!

Kirsten said...

He is such a great little model - I really like the red lining in the pea coat!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

A model in the making! Love all the clothing - such a change in the hop, but most of us quilters started out as seamstress.

charlotte said...

Great outfit and cute model. You did a wonderful job.

withajoyfulheart said...

Fantastic set...adorable model ;) he is one lucky little guy to have a momma who can sew for him!

Connie said...

What a cute outfit and he is the greatest little model, cheese and all!

Mdm Samm said...

super cute outfit…any realllll boy would love it…yours certainly does...

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Wow!! He is one sharp little dresser...lucky little man!!

Leanne Parsons said...

Wow! I don't make much in the way of clothes (a little too scary!). Yours look amazing.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Wonderful job on the clothes, and what a perfect model you have!

Thearica said...

He is such a ham in his awesome new clothes. :)

Lorna McMahon said...

Your model is the cutest! He looks like he is quite happy with those handsome new duds! You did good!

Kristen King said...

I don't know what is cuter, your son or the clothes you made and together they are adorable! :)

JanesQuilting said...

Oh what a handsome boy...He is going to be a lady's man when he gets older. You did a terrific job on those pants. I like the way you put scraps on the pockets.

Joan Kawano said...

You are so right, there are precious
few patterns for the little guys in our life. Way more now, than there were when my boys grew up. Great pants and pea coat. Things have come a long way since my boys were small!

Vickie said...

What a handsome model you have there. Very nice to see some clothing in this hop !

Just Quilt It said...

I admire anyone who makes clothing--especially for kids. These look fantastic, and you have a great model! Love it!

Rose Marie Andreozzi said...

I have 3 sons so I know all about sewing clothing for boys. I think your pants and jacket are great but the proof is---if he wears them then you did a great job!

Agnes B. Bullock said...

WOW! these are fabulous!

patchouli moon studio said...

What a handsome little guy you have there. Great clothes!

Heidi said...

I agree, you have an up and coming model there! That jacket is awesome.

Theresa said...

Wonderful job with your little boys clothes. Your husband is right. After raising boys I'll tell ya, sometimes boys get the short end of the stick.

Tiffany said...

Well, I'm impressed. Good job!

madebymeinred said...

Hey those pockets rock! Great idea. The whole outfit is wonderful. You must be a patient stitcher.
BTW, speaking of Olivia and Oliver--that's the exact names of my husband's grandparents. Strange.

Kathy H said...

Great job on those clothes. They seem daunting to me, pockets on the pants especially.

Sandy Rowe said...

Fantastic clothes and awesome model! Great job!

LynCC said...

Haha!!! Awesome pictures. Great sewing. :D

Joyce Carter said...

So cute! And awesome model. I love all of it. Thank you for sharing.

fenna said...

that's such a cute outfit! great job!

Rose Best said...

Great Job, love the outfit. Thanks for sharing

LJ said...

What a cutey; he'd be adorable in anything he wore!! But...your outfit is so neat and the use of the skeleton fabric for accents was just perfect for your young man.

Carla said...

What a handsome model and a great new outfit. He is quite a ham for the camera. Thanks for sharing him and his great new outfit.

maggie said...

Wow, great job on the boys outfits!well done.
cheers
maggie

maggiemine42@gmail.com

Debby said...

Very cute projects and such a loveable boy, for sure! haven't made garments in forever, but I can see where they would be fun to do for my little grandsons. Thanks for sharing today!

Bobbie said...

He looks like he is enjoying his new duds! Way too cute! love the pockets

tink's mom said...

Great looking model you have there for your great looking duds.

evelyn said...

Great job. I love the pockets. Your little man makes a great model.

Joanne said...

This is a great post. Thanks! I had two girls and up until recently only had granddaughters. I have just started noticing that there are very few things for the boys so your post is very timely. Thanks for sharing your creations today!

Linda J said...

He is really stylin' and helping his mama out by posing like that. I suppose one day he will get camera shy and won't like your taking pictures, LOL. But for now, way cute on the pants and pea coat.

CeLynn said...

I admire anyone who can sew clothing,as I have never been any good at it. Super cute model in those great new clothes!

sandra said...

What a handsome you man in his new duds just made for him. You are so brave I have done lots of little girl clothes but not willing to try boys things.

Malini said...

Wow! lovely project. I admire people who can pull-off sewing jackets. Its just perfect for your little man!

Nancy said...

How cool. It is great to know there are some great patterns for kids out there that sew up so easily.

Createology said...

How cute is he!! Your sewing a coat and pants for him is fabulous. "For the Boys" is a fun hop and thank you for joining. Creative Stitching Bliss...

Robin said...

Wow, the clothing looks great! I am starting my garment sewing endeavor tomorrow. I hope I do as well as you!! Oh, and your model is the cutest!!

MoeWest said...

You did a great job! I really like the outfit and you have a very cute model!

Baa. xxx said...

Perfect clothes for a handsome boy! Love the skeleton pockets. They rock!

Carol said...

Perfect model for those clothes...love the pockets!

Debra Kay Neiman said...

He looks so cute in these. You did great. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Wonderful pictures, handsome boy and great clothes. Thanks for sharing and beeing part of the hop!

Linda said...

What perfect projects for the hop! Your little man is adorable! (and your photos are great!)