Category: Boys

Hibernis Cowl Shirt Review

Originally posted Friday, November 4, 2016 When the Hibernis Cowl Shirt by Sofilantjes was released at the beginning of this year, I bought it-despite the fact that I hadn’t sewn up any of the patterns I bought during Black Friday sales.  (I blame the Broken Sewing Machine, pattern tests, and house selling…)  I bought it because I thought the pockets were so unique and interesting, I liked the princess seam blocking, and I wanted another cowl pattern to compare to the cowl of the Autumn Grace pattern I tested.  And also because the designer ran a contest with the chance...

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Pattern Review: Love Notions Moto Max/Maxxine Pants

Originally posted Wednesday, December 14, 2016 I’ve put off doing this review for a long time because I really wanted to like this pattern, and figure out how to fit these pants.  But I guess I just need to document where I am since I’m forgetting details. I bought the Maxxine Pants pattern in the 2015 Black Friday Sale and then didn’t sew them up until Fall 2016.  I was hoping to be able to make pants for my very ‘particular’ Nut#2, who has never been a kid to pick anything out of the drawer and wear it, but...

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Pokemon Halloween Costumes

Two years ago my family had epic Halloween costumes.  Everyone had a costume, they were all themed (pokemon), and some of us even sprayed our hair different colors. It was awesome. And I didn’t take a single picture.  Even though we won a prize for best costumes at a party.  Lame. Nut#1 still loves Pokemon and is wearing his Ash costume for the third year in a row.  (Sweet! His costume was already done.)  Pigg#3 has followed his brother’s lead and wore the same Pikachu costume two years in a row.  But this year he decided to branch out...

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Baby Boy Onesie

Here’s an outfit I made a few months ago for a friend’s new baby boy.  I like the idea of having the embellishment wrap around to the back and decided a race car would be just right for a boy. Cute, quick, and...

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Lion Costume

This year I caved and attempted to coordinate the costumes in our family.  But I had a kink.  When Pigg#1 was a baby I bought a pre-made plush tiger costume that is very cute but was more expensive than it was worth.  I bought it big so he’d fit in it two years and I still don’t feel like I’ve got my money out of it yet so Pigg#2 gets to wear it this year too. How to coordinate simply and cheaply with a tiger costume?  I came up with “Lion, Tigers, and Bears, Oh My!”  Pigg#1 will be a lion, Mr. Jiggs will be a bear, and I will be the Oh My.  The lion costume is done but Pigg#1 will not try things on for me or let me take pictures.  I did my best.  I made pajamas out of tan flannel (so it continues to be used) and then used the hood from the pattern to make the lion head piece.  Mr. Jigg’s bear headpiece comes from the same pattern.  But it’s not as cool looking.  ...

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