YOTB Upcycled bookworm shirt

Upcycled bookworm shirt

I knew when I started Year of the Boy I was going to be making button down shirts. They're a little boy STAPLE. and oh so adorable! At least from far away, there are a few mess ups that occurred on this shirt, but luckily the fabric and distance hide them! I couldn't find any fabric I liked locally or the right weight online, so I actually went … [Read more...]

YOTB little boy ties

little boy ties

Jack has one of these little faux ties I got for him at Target, and I loove it, it's easy to put on him-he LEAVES it on (miracle of miracles), and it makes him look freaking adorable. When I started YOTB, I knew ties and bow ties would be on the list, because, well...the list of accessories is short for boys. I found this wonderful free pattern … [Read more...]

YOTB skinny jeans

YOTB skinny jeans

So. I knew I'd be making pants during year of the boy, and I already have, two pairs actually. But this pair of JEANS might just well be the super star of the first month of YOTB! Of course, it's the Small Fry Skinny Jean pattern, and I'm sure you've seen it all over blogland. Like 4 years ago. I'm nothing if not hip with the times. (insert … [Read more...]

YOTB grey striped sweatshirt

YOTB grey striped sweatshirt

I am seriously loving this year of the boy goal I made because I am LOVING seeing my little guy in his mama-mades! It makes me so happy and glad I am sewing again. Which then keeps the sewing mojo going...hopefully for the whole year. :D I chose to make him a cute sweatshirt out of this scuba knit I found in the remnant bin at Joann! The … [Read more...]

YOTB dusty blue lumberjack hat

YOTB dusty blue lumberjack hat

Here's the thing about this hat. Jack absolutely despises it... He was crying most of the time he wore it for pics and we only got some pictures because I gave him so many gummy bears. BUT I think he looks adorable in it and I hope that he wears it without freaking out eventually. I used Delia's adorable and free pattern, and bought the … [Read more...]

YOTB grey and green triangle raglan

YOTB grey and green triangle raglan

  Another week, another shirt! This time it was a Recess Raglan for little Jack Jack. I adore raglan tees-they are SO easy to sew up and also to customize with different fabrics! This one I sewed up in a 12-18 month size and it fits well, although the sleeves are too long. I think my kids have short arms! Or this specific kid at least. … [Read more...]

YOTB flashback skinny tee

YOTB flashback skinny tee

woohoo! The first article of clothing for my year of the boy challenge! I had a feeling shirts were going to be staples for me, so why not start out with one? I had this lovely grey striped Lillestoff fabric sitting on the shelf too, that was calling my name. I sewed up the Flashback Skinny tee pattern......GUYS it was the first one I've ever … [Read more...]

BLUSH fabric baby blanket

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I am in love with Dana's new gorgeous line of Art Gallery fabric, BLUSH. SO pretty! I picked out the floret bright for my baby blanket-NOT an announcement, just made it for my sister in law's new baby on the way. (spoiler alert, Steph!) Paired it with some double gauze for a super soft, versatile blanket! I just wanted to snuggle this blanket while … [Read more...]

mermaid skirt tutorial

mermaid-skirt-tutorial

Mermaid skirt time! Perfect for costumes, Disneyland trips, or viewings of The Little Mermaid on Broadway! (which was our reason!) Here is the fabulous fabric I found to make the skirts-I got all three skirts out of one yard of fabric, so the cost was amazing! So the size I am making I would call a 4-6 girls size. My girls ages 4, 7, and 9 are … [Read more...]

chambray bow suspender skirt

chambray suspender skirt

WHAAAAAT? A blog post? what's that you say? I'm going to attempt to resuscitate this poor ol blog, so first things first...blog all the things I made and didn't blog! Because even when I don't write about what I make...it still means it was made. I still love to MAKE. It's in my blood. I started working on Halloween costumes today and I felt so … [Read more...]