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!