If sewing books could be friends, my book would want to be best buddies with Sewing for Boys . In Growing Up Sew Liberated, my goal in designing the clothes was to make them unisex, comfortable, and functional for movement and play. With Sewing for Boys , authors Karen LePage and Shelly Figueroa of Patterns by Figgy's have made a book packed with the same kind of comfortable, play-friendly clothing. Especially if you have litte guys in your life, these two books will really be all you need to outfit them for fun and play. (Says an unbiased author!) But, even if you have girls, you should check out Sewing for Boys. Why? Because girls need comfy clothes too!
I started out with a pattern I've been wanting to make for a long time - the Raw-Edged Raglan, which I believe is Figgy's Tee for Two pattern. Rae has made a ton (here's her tutorial on making it a billiard tee), and now I know why - what an easy, hardy, stylish, and quick-to-make pattern this is!
For Finn's version, I used a precious piece of this Retro Glasses Frames fabric in the organic cotton knit, printed by Spoonflower. I kid you not - this whole thing took me an hour to make, from tracing the pattern to finishing the last seam. I even had a disagreement with my sewing needle while topstitching the collar (you can see where I had to stop and start the seam on the collar front). Despite the brief fight, it was such a pleasure to make. I'll be making more, since it seems like the boxes of hand-me-downs we recently got for our boys contain mostly collared shirts for Finn for the Autumn. The boy will need some more Mama-made comfies!
So do check out Sewing for Boys . Hats off to Karen and Shelly for writing such a fantastic book!