celebrate the boy: closing out


whew!  it’s been a busy two weeks with celebrate the boy.  and while countless reasons remain to celebrate this exceptionally precious specimen, it will be awhile before i again acknowledge that by making him clothing.  like any sew along, ctb has encouraged me to focus my attention at specific goals, step outside my comfort zone, acquire new skills, get through some blunders, make some new friends, and when all is said and done, walk away with some nice additions to the wardrobe of this budding male model.   Continue reading

ctb: project eight, blue jeans

DSC04534it’s true what they say–jeans go with everything.  however, for kids and even for adults, i think they can sometimes be a little stiff and unforgiving (i’m a big fan of the marriage of spandex and denim that has gained popularity over the past few years).  a big button and zipper right in the middle of that squishy little belly seems a bit harsh.  you can pick up really soft, light denim fabric from joann’s, and while you lose some durability, you gain a lot of comfort and breathability.  i think it’s a fair exchange, especially as we head into spring and summer! Continue reading

ctb: projects four, five & six, pants pants revolution


just look at this kid.  i’m trying to figure out whether it’s possible to go head over heels from him *just* from pictures, without witnessing the little magical elf trounce around in person.  i don’t know, what do you think?  at least you must be gaining an appreciation for his keen eye for fashion.  i digress. Continue reading