Monday, September 3, 2012

suited up

sewing for boys.


it’s a struggle. i’ve tried sewing/crafting for my little man (like this, and this, and this, and this). but for every one thing i do for him i probably do ten other things for my girls.

the suit i made him a couple of years ago—one of the very first projects i shared on this blog—was one of my favorite sewing projects. it was a challenge, but the end result was totally worth it.


he’s long since grown out of the suit :( and it was passed on to a friend—and fellow sewist—who’s son loves it and wears it constantly. it feels good knowing that it’s appreciated not just as a nice hand-me-down but as a handmade item.

but my boy is growing again. and he’s growing fast now. we’re entering that stage of childhood where it seems he’s grown out of the items i buy him before we even get home from the store.
suits are a big issue. there is no dress pants/shirt & tie combo for him. since he was old enough to notice he has not agreed to anything less than A SUIT LIKE DADDY for any and all dress up occasions. he wears a suit at least 3 times a week. and the $50 polyester things from burlington coat factory are just not this momma’s speed. we’ve made do with them, but yesterday i made a very exciting ebay purchase:


a vintage 1948 boy’s suit pattern. it should be here this week. how awesome is that plaid suit? not sure i’m going to get my 10 year old into the shorts set…ha! but i’m really, really excited to get crackin’ on this.

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