Category: Boys

Gray Knit Reef Walker Shorts

We have warm to hot weather nearly all year long and the kids shorts are looking worn.  Last year I made some Reef Walker shorts for Nut #2 and #3.  They have been huge successes so  I pulled out the pattern and made a new pair for my son.   I made a straight size 7.  However, he’s a skinny kid so I made sure to use his waist measurement instead of the elastic measurements in the pattern.  My fabric is some thick 92/8 cotton lycra from Nick of Time Textiles.  It is plenty thick for shorts—pretty much like...

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Halloween Costumes 2018

Phew!  Another Halloween in the books!  We ended up with a black cat (hence the tutorial for a simple cat tail), a Paladin of Voltron (Lance to be specific), Rayla from Dragon Prince (see more details on that costume here), and a Ranger from the book series Ranger’s Apprentice.  Halloween 2018 ended up with very happy children which makes for a happy mom! Nut-Nut loves pretending to be a cat.  Actually, I bribe her with saucers of milk so she can drink milk like a kitty.  It’s kinda like magic.  But the true magic is watching her joy as...

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How to Make an Oshawott Costume

Recently, a reader asked me for more details about the Oshawott Halloween Costume I made two years ago.  Looks like I dropped the ball and never shared details about what I used to make the costume.  So here are some details two years later.  *sigh* I used the Love Notions Moto Maxx Pants for the bottoms and the Sofilantes Hibernis Cowl Shirt for the top. I adjusted the Hibernis for a straight fit instead of a slim feminine fit. I have other shirt patterns with a more unisex fit, but none of them were printed at the time.  The...

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Reef Walker Pocket Hack

Comfy shorts have been on my to-sew list for months.  Spring and summer sneak up on me so fast even as I can’t wait for the warm weather to arrive.  Plus, we live in a really warm place and pretty much wear shorts all the time these days.  After weeks of requests, I finally got these new shorts made and even make a pocket hack for some extra variety.  They were an immediate win with the kids, which makes me happy! I decided to make Reef Walker shorts since we live 20 minutes from the beach (yes I am...

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Handmade Pokemon Costumes

Halloween Costumes are not my favorite things to make.  But I made my kids some Pokemon Costumes and they are happy and excited to be able to wear them after Halloween too!  I tried to take some pictures yesterday before trick or treating and it was a bit crazy. So not super great pictures… Here we have Fennekin, complete with a giant tail. And here is Teddiursa, with a cute little tail and floppy ears. I used the Summit Peak Hoodie from New Horizons Designs to make the shirts for both Pokemon costumes.  I color blocked the hood to...

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