Thank you to Made for Little Gents for hosting the Boys in Summer blog tour! I love having an excuse to sew for my boy!
We don’t have a beach close by (darn) but we have lots of summer here in Phoenix Arizona, so this blog tour is the perfect theme. I had a plan immediately…and then it all fell apart in so many ways! So here I am sewing something different at the twelfth hour. My son has an affinity for plain black and white t-shirts. Easy to match, I guess. He wore uniforms through 8th grade so when he got into high school, he would call me in to help him match his clothes before bed every night. We did that for a couple of years with me giving tips on what goes together, etc and this year, he is choosing for himself. 😄And there are always black and white tees in the dirty laundry. 😆Soooo, I decided on a basic white tee since it will get a lot of wear.
Off to choose the pattern. I have tested many t-shirts, with some fitting better than others, some loose and casual and some more fitted. So which is the one? I went through them again and again, pulling some out; but just couldn’t find what I needed. OK, I figured I’d have to print a new one, but where oh where are all the t-shirt patterns? I need a secretary to keep me and my computer organized! At least the fabric was ready! Eventually, back to my binder, I settled on the Huntsman Shirt from Stitch Upon a Time. I couldn’t remember how it fit and had two different versions saved in the page protector. After holding the pattern piece up to a shirt my son likes the fit of, I chose one to cut. Well, I have to say it turned out so good that I worry that no one will believe it’s a mama made shirt!
Initally, Clay didn’t like the fabric, saying it was too thin. It’s a super soft cotton jersey that I bought locally for $2.99 yard. Once the shirt was done and he put it on, he decided he likes it and left it on for the rest of the day. Hurray! He likes a slim fit and I love how it looks on him. It will be perfect for our hot summer days!
Check out all the other bloggers with the links below. There is inspiration there for boys of all ages!
Looking for more summer boy inspiration? Follow along on the Boys in Summer Blog Tour hosted by Made by Little Gents by clicking through the links below.
Fri. May 4
Made for Little Gents (Intro to Boys in Summer Blog Tour)
Mon. May 7
Elli & Nels in Stitches
Tues. May 8
Our Play Palace | Made by Laura! | Beri Bee Designs
Wed. May 9
Made for Little Gents | Mamma Newey’s Makes
Thurs. May 10
Phat Quarters | Dreams & Stitches
Fri. May 11
Stylin’ Stacy | Tenille’s Thread
Mon. May 14
Paisley Roots | Fabulous Home Sewn
Tues. May 15
Seams Like Style | Kathy’s Kwilts and More
Wed. May 16