I <3 the Handmade Boy Blog! Kelly makes the CUTEST clothes for her son and daughters (and sometimes even herself when I can talk her into it 😉 ) She is the sweetest; always going above and beyond for me testing patterns and even trying to help me with photo tips! So when she told me she was doing her first series I could never turn her down!
To be honest, I’ve never put my little guy in pink before… I’m not a huge pink lover…I tend to always go with greys and blues for myself, my husband and for little guy! Boring, I know… if you could see my fabric stash, it is pretty dull! I also tend to dress him like a little macho man in camo, dinosaur, anything you would label “very boyish”…So, this really pulled me out of my comfort zone to design and make something for him with pink!
I decided to go with a classic “pirate/sailor” look and theme to help me get inspired…since I love this look and theme! I went with a white and pink stripe I got from my local Hobby Lobby, in their spring collection. In person the pink is almost neon.
I knew I wanted the oh so classic “Mom” heart tattoo on it as well (just pink instead of red). I struggled on placement! But in the end I went with the shoulder, where a tattoo would be and I’m so happy with it!
I added an iron on transfer of a black anchor to the front right side to help fill and even it out overall.
I paired it with his Cpt. Comfort Jeans that are distressed and bribed him to wear the black tennis shoes (instead of his Woody boots that he wears EVERY DAY!!!) It took a piece of candy and going outside to play to get them on!
His hair… oh my… he woke up with the most wild hair ever that day… So I tried to put a little gel in it to calm it down and it didn’t help much! But it kind of fits the sailor look right? Wind blown? We’ll go with that 😉
In the end I love the bright colors on him… it fits his wild, rambunctious personality so much better then the greys I usually go for! (Although, I tend to be quiet and shy…so I’ll stick with my muted tones for myself 😉 ) I am going to try to add more bright colors into his wardrobe for sure! Thank you Kelly for having me in your series!! <3
Now you can participate too!
- Here is a pinterest board with inspiration! https://www.pinterest.com/simonsphoto/boys-can-wear-pink/
- Here is a great “Sew for Boys” Facebook Group you can join and use the hashtag #boyscanwearpink https://www.facebook.com/groups/sewforboys/
- You can also enter the Rafflecopter here to win some awesome prizes! https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/23c963171/
One yard of http://www.mabelmadison.com/pit-stop-pink-stenzo-poplin.html Stop Poplin in pink http://www.mabelmadison.com/
$25 gift certificate, plus a surprise fat quarter from https://www.etsy.com/people/phatquarters?ref=pr_profile
One yard of solid cotton/lycra & one yard of coordinating fabric from https://www.facebook.com/pages/Purpleseamstress-Fabric/135198749843668
One pattern of choice from http://www.paisleyroots.com/
$20 store credit from http://peekaboopatternshop.com/
One pattern of choice from Patterns for Pirates http://www.craftsy.com/user/3301275/pattern-store
One pattern of choice from http://www.welcometothemousehouse.com/shop
Bottoms Up Pants Pattern from http://ifonlytheywouldnap.net/
One Pattern of choice from http://www.titchythreads.com/patterns