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#boysewing week: Wrap up!

It’s the final day of #boysewing week! And I can’t believe it’s over already. Since today is more or less a wrap up day, I figured we could skip inspiration and just discuss the week in general 🙂 and have a final giveaway!!
When I threw the idea out there I had no clue that there would be such a response! And man do I not feel alone in this… Yes, boy sewing can be hard at times, but we saw so much inspiration this week that I’m finding it more of an excuse now to not sew then anything. There are so many amazing makers out there that create beautiful boy makes. And if you search in the RTW you’ll find so many things that can easily be recreated… That really, there’s no shortage of inspiration and we as sewers have no excuse 😉

This week I started some WIPs, and I’ve also finished the odd thing here or there. But I’m not one to start a million things just to have them sitting around, so now I have a LONG ‘to sew’ list of things I want to make for them. It’ll evolve and change as we go, but making a coat is definitely up there for the fall thanks to Shelley’s post, and I really want to try my hand at making them board shorts and tanks for the summer with the help of Jess’s free pattern.

And I’m definitely thinking a backpack or travel bag of their own will be sewn up, since those will be handy during a vacation! But today, I’m sharing a quick tee I sewed up for C… Thanks in part to Saskia’s post on details and a request for something out of this batman fabric!

So let’s go back to the beginning of that shall we?! When I received this fabric, everybody requested something out of it! I’ve already made L his tee… So now it was C’s turn. But I didn’t want to make it seem to juvenile or young for him… And I didn’t want to wind up with exactly the same thing as L but in a different colour.

When I was reading Saskia’s post about details, it hit me that I could just add a quick chest pocket to give it a little something… So I pulled out the Rowan tee pattern by Titchy Threads and traced a new size out for him. This time I made him a size 6 with 8 length. Unlike L, C likes to have a bit of a looser fitting tee. He actually fell in the size 5 measurements, but going up one size fits him exactly the way he likes it.

The Rowan already comes with pattern pieces for the chest pocket, among a slew of other details. So there was no fooling around testing out different sizes and placements! I rummaged through my stash and found a FQ of this Riley Blake print…. Although I’m not even sure which collection is from anymore, it came with some board game themed prints along with this one. The batman print is an Elvelykclan Designs print from Spoonflower printed on their modern jersey.

So as a whole… Did you enjoy #boysewing week? Should we do it again!? I’ve got to admit it did give me a lot of inspiration and that kick in the butt I needed for sewing for the boys!!

And now… For our final giveaway! imagine gnats has generously offered a 50$ shop credit to one lucky winner! She’s got an amazing shop that’s so well curated… If you’ve been following for a hwile, you know that 90% of my stash comes from Rachael! The quality is always top notch. And she’ll soon be offering PDF patterns to compliment the paper patterns that she’s recently started to carry! So all you have to do for your chance to win is enter in the rafflecopter widget below!

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    July 5, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    I would definitely be interested in another boy's sewing week! Unfortunately I didn't actually get to do much sewing this week, but I did get one thing made for my son and got lots of inspiration from reading! Thanks so much for doing this and for the chance to win such a generous prize!

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    Sarah S
    July 5, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    Would love another boy sewing week! It's an excellent theme.

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    July 5, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    Love the tee and theme. I feel like I would improve my technical abilities if I sewed primarily for boys. Keep up the good work!

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    Holly D
    July 5, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    I would buy some drapey-type fabric for garment sewing for myself.

    I have three boys, so boy sewing week is great for me!

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    Vera Luna
    July 5, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    Great initiative, Julie! I'm happy to read that my post has inspired you. A fun pocket can really spice up a simple tee. Love this graphic pattern combination!

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    July 6, 2016 at 9:40 am

    Love it, and boy sewing week despite not having any boys. Lots of people seem to think sewing for boys won't be any fun (I know I would love boy sewing just as much) so I think its great to give a bit of inspiration and be able to make things beyond the very narrow prescription of what are 'boys or girls' clothes available in shops.

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    Nadine Simard
    July 6, 2016 at 10:38 am

    First time I stopped by. Thanks for sharing your love for sewing. The Rowan pattern is one of my favourites!

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    Breenah A
    July 6, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    That Batman print is just awesome!

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    July 6, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    Adorable batman print! I would definitely sew some more tees for my little guy, would love to do some raglans in fun prints!

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    July 8, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    I mostly quilt these days but I do sew once in a while for my nephew and niece so it's nice to get all this inspiration! There is so much to choose from at Imagine Gnats and lots of weights of fabrics I've never gotten to try before but I'd be tempted but probably my practical side would prevail and I'd pick flannel or a knit – the pattern selection is really nice too. Thanks so much for the chance.

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