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silk81
« on: August 11, 2011 05:32:33 AM »


The "Clothing for Kids" board is allways packed with cute little dresses, adorable outfits and accessories for girls.

But having a two year old boy and expecting DS#2 in September I don't have the need to make dresses. I'm constantly looking for patterns, ideas and inspiration for boy clothes.

It can't be only me!

Who wants to join me in a boy clothes sewalong?
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« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2011 07:10:26 AM »

I totally agree on the lack of boy representation.  I've been wanting to make some stuff for my lil guy for 2 years now (he's 2, lol).  This might be the motivation I need to actually DO it!

Great idea, hope it gets rolling!  I'll keep an eye on the thread.  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2011 08:35:39 AM »

I think this is a GREAT idea, but my DS is 5 yrs old...I don't know if I'd want to sew the same things or not???
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« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2011 01:43:39 PM »

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I think this is a GREAT idea, but my DS is 5 yrs old...I don't know if I'd want to sew the same things or not???

I think the age doesn't matter. Hopefully there are more people interested in joining!

A lot of things can be made for most ages with different variations. Like hoodies, simple pants /pj pants. Even if you look at commercial patterns you often have one category for babies (size newborn - 12/18 month) and the next category for bigger kids (size 2 years to 7 years).

Spread the word about the sewalong and keep it going!!!
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« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2011 05:22:11 AM »

I found this site a few months ago.  Great ideas and tutes.  Think I might start with the 90-minute shirt and see what happens.

http://www.dana-made-it.com/2008/07/celebrate-boy-part-2.html

ETA:

Okay...so I just finished the 90-min shirt.  Not my best work, but at least I finally made something for my little man...and I'll only get better from here!  I think my pattern needs a little bit of tweaking for the wrap around shoulders...

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silk81
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2011 03:15:04 AM »

That's really cute! That shirt is on top of my to do list!

Here is the fabric I bought:
http://www.michas-stoffecke.de/product_info.php/products_id/47735

How long did it take you to make?

There seems to be a "celebrate the boy" month every year on two blogs. Here is the second one:
http://www.made-by-rae.com/2010/03/celebrate-boy-archives/

At least there has been one this year and last year and I definitely hope they keep it up.
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« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2011 03:20:28 AM »

Here are some older post where I shared several items I made for DS#1.

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=324927

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=324734

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=324724

Maybe they are an inspiration for someone with smaller kids. I sure hope #2 will grow into them soon.
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« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2011 08:59:17 AM »

Love the car fabric!  I have this robot fabric (scraps at Walmart): http://compare.ebay.com/like/270803871047 that I've been wanting to make a button down tee with forever...that I definitely need a pattern for, though!

Thanks for the links!  I'm going to get lost in that other celebrate the boy blog today!

And I LOVE those shoes you made, silk81!  The LEDs are super cool!

The 90-min shirt definitely took me longer than 90 minutes!  But I had to keep stopping and starting (you know how it is, I'm sure!), so that makes it hard to determine exactly how long it took me.  I struggled a bit with the pattern, too, because I don't really have a onesie the right size (or even close).  I'd say it was closer to 2 hours, maybe a little more?  Once I have a good pattern, I bet I could get it down to about 1.5 hours, no prob!
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« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2011 06:45:55 PM »

Oh! I'll join!
I have a 2.5 year old boy to sew for, it's just so hard to find something lovely to sew for him.

I have been sewing the board shorts from patterns by figgy's (http://www.patternsbyfiggys.com/2010/05/beach-bum-hoodie-and-board-shorts/) after seeing them on made by rae http://www.made-by-rae.com/2011/06/raindrop-board-shorts/(where they look much cooler), they are lovely! The pattern is a little tricky if you're following it entirely, but I'm mostly making it up Tongue

I will try and post some pictures of the ones I've made.. when I take some pictures..

I have two pairs currently cut out (one for the boy, one as a present) that I aim to finish in the next week. Then about 4 more planned! I really like the pattern.
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Guacamole
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2011 08:42:32 PM »

I've been wanting to make some little boy clothes, but I have a little girl so all I have to work with are her clothes and I've never used a pattern I just kinda take bits and pieces of her clothes and smoosh em all together lol. 
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