Thursday, February 26, 2015

Boys Can Wear Pink (Too)!

Today is a boy sewing/ Baby Ethan day! I was so excited to get to join in on the Boys Can Wear Pink Series from Handmade Boy. Boy sewing is all new territory for me, and pink is really one of my favorite colors. No reason it has to end with the girls!

Look how handsome he is! I am so glad I can get him used to the idea from birth that all colors are for all kids. :) It's so common for people to think of pink as being a "girl" color - when actually, it didn't start out that way. I believe it was switched as part of a marketing strategy, and it worked! - but to whose benefit?

 Move over, girls. Pink isn't just for you.

This post is sponsored by Mabel Madison. I was given a yard of this beautiful multi-colored stripe Stenzo knit to use, and I was determined to use it in as many pieces as I could! It wasn't a hardship, believe me. Stenzo is a European knit, and the quality couldn't be better. A dream to sew with, with a wonderfully soft hand, and minimal shrinkage! It's so cozy and soft, I wish I had more of it to make myself something. Yes, I'm jealous of my baby's clothes. Haha!

 This jersey knit is perfect for a variety of clothing items. I made him everything a baby needs to be cute and comfortable - a bodysuit, pants, and a hat! (Not that he needs help being cute!) True to form, he grew out of the hat before I finished the post, but we squeeshed it on anyway for pictures. Darn babies and their growing!

I had some heavier blue woven fabric in my stash - a mystery, but it made perfect jeans. With a pop of color in the waistband lining, pockets, and contrast stitching, they're the perfect way to introduce color into baby's wardrobe, and doesn't he look handsome in his "big boy pants"!

I also made another bodysuit out of some blue jersey knit (again, hiding in my stash - a thrift store find). He has mix and match pieces now! I love the 4 way stretch of the Stenzo jersey - the pants and hat show that the stripes can be used vertically as well as horizontally, with equal amounts of comfort.

Want some of your own amazing fabric? Use the code PINKBOYS at Mabel Madison, good through 2/28, for 15% off your purchase. And don't forget to enter the big giveaway! Just use the Rafflecopter to leave a comment and be entered to win a huge array of prizes from all the great sponsors, including Mabel Madison! Prizes are listed below.

Stenzo Pit Stop Poplin in pink from Mabel Madison
$25 gift certificate, plus a surprise fat quarter from Phat Quarter Shop
One yard of solid cotton/lycra & one yard of coordinating fabric from Purple Seamstress 
One pattern of choice from Paisley Roots
$20 store credit from Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop
One pattern of choice from Patterns for Pirates 
One pattern of choice from Mouse House Creations
Bottoms Up Pants Pattern from If Only They Would Nap 
One Pattern of choice from Titchy Threads 

 Check back with Handmade Boy every day to follow along with all the other great BCWP Series looks!


  1. He looks amazing and is so adorable! Great job!

    1. Thank you! :) I sure think so, but I might be a little biased in his direction. ;) Lol!

  2. What a cutie, can't believe how big he is already!! I love those stripes :)