Though I do a lot of sewing for my daughter, I wanted to start sewing more for my son. It broke my heart one day when I came home from Joanns with fabric and sewing patterns for my daughter, and my son said "Mommy, what did you buy me? It's not that I didn't think of him while I was at the store browsing, it's just that there are really no patterns for boys!! Can anyone else relate? I do tire of sewing PJs and a basic shirt and pants for the little man. I want to sew for him, and not have to sacrifice style as well.
This is where Ottobre magazine enters. When I first saw the designs in this magazine on their website, I was so pleased! I knew I just had to try them out! If all my efforts resorted in putting a smile on my son's face, knowing that he is special, and he is heard, and his mommy loves him, then it would be worth it!
This issue has a lot of really neat outfits in it, and it has a lot of cool stuff for boys! Here are some of my favorites that I must sew sooner or later:
I am a fan of this little boy's outfit. The raglan sleeve sweatshirt and dark denim jeans are so cool! I have never made jeans before, but this makes me want to try! Also, the button-front shirt to the right is also a great play on different fabrics.
This is another really cute outfit! I think the hooded sweatshirt with the pocket on the front is a nice casual top. The corduroy jacket is cute too, but I'm not sure if my son would wear it.
For my daughter, I am absolutely in love with these corduroy overalls! The heart-shaped pockets are too cute for words!
This A-line jacket is so sweet! It is so colorful, and I like the pockets and buttons. It looks like a grown-up jacket made appropriately for a little girl!
So, I will have some work ahead of me...
Right now I am still working on the pajama top for my son. It will be in the same fabric as the boxer briefs, and I hope to finish it in the next couple of days.
If anyone knows of any other resources for boy's sewing patterns, please let me know!