Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Boys Can Wear Pink - Galaxy Tee

My boy isn't really all that into pink, but when I asked if he'd be up for doing Handmade Boy's blog tour again this year, he gave me a very enthusiastic yes! He's good like that. Because even though it's not typically his preference, he firmly believes that anyone who wants to can wear pink. Even boys.

When I first asked for his design input he started picking some very pink stuff, which was awesome except that I know he won't wear it again. Well, except as pajamas, but I wanted to make something that both had pink and that he'd really want to wear again. We ended up poking around online and found this amazing galaxy print that happens to have bright pink in the print. As a bonus, it also has amazing pops of orange, which IS his favorite.

I used Patterns for Pirates Jolly Roger Raglan, with the front V accent and elbow patches. He's recently decided that elbow patches are pretty awesome, after I put them on another shirt on a whim. His favorite part about the V is that since I haven't yet found tags he can stand, he doesn't have to come ask me if his shirt is on backwards. Win! It won't be long before I have to give up and buy a men's pattern, though. He only has one size left before he outgrows this one. Where did my sweet little guy go?

Sewing on the elbow patches is not always my favorite, but I used my new favorite sewing tool to make it easier: wash away hem tape. I've been sewing for a lot of years, and finally tried it recently for a curved hem. Now I use it for everything - it worked amazingly in place of pins to place both the elbow pads and the V. In addition to keeping things in place, it stabilizes where I'm putting the seam so knits don't stretch out of place, and it's been the best thing ever.

He's getting so grown up and still sweet, but he'll take on anyone who dares to say anything bad about his shirt. It has pink? Big deal. Also don't bother mentioning that his hair is always in his eyes, because he'll just roll them and tell you he likes it that way. ;)

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  1. He looks great in his new shirt. Great job Katie.

  2. I adore this shirt! The fabric is amazing and I seriously love it!

  3. I love the galaxy print. It is too cool.

    1. It really is! I loved it enough that I bought some extra for myself. :)

  4. I laughed at the lack-of-tag / backwards shirt debacle. We have the same issues in our day I'll remember to order some tags so my guys will know which side is the front on their shirts. Haha.

    I love the galaxy print! My space loving kiddo would geek over it!

    1. I ordered tags awhile back and tried putting them in things, but they weren't soft enough. I haven't gotten around to trying again! Ha. So this and hoods work for some things, but I suppose I should figure something else out.

      Everyone loves the galaxy! It's from, I'll have to link it if it's still there so everyone can have galaxies. :)

  5. I didn't realize the galaxy fabric would be such a big hit! I bought it from, so I didn't think to link it. For those looking, I found it here: