Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Guesting Post at Gracious Threads

Guess what! I am doing my first guest post ever at Gracious Threads!
I was so lucky to be able to join Jess with her Embellish is for BOYS series!
Want to know what I made?
Here is a little hint.

Yes, that IS glitter on a boy's shirt! Want to see what I made and how you can do it yourself?
Head over to Gracious Threads and check it out!

While you are over there don't forget to link up what YOU have appliqued for the boy in your life for the chance to win 1 yard of fabric from the Purple Seamstress. And on day one of this week, you can find a chance to win the Banyan Tee from Figgy's.

So much awesomeness going on!
Get creating for those boys in your lives and share what you made at Gracious Threads!!

Friday, May 9, 2014

Buccaneer BBall Shorts Review

I promise I haven't abondoned this whole blog project thing. Things are just so crazy right now. But that's good because that means I have been working on a TON of stuff to share with you!

A few weeks ago, I was asked to help test out the recently release Buccaneer BBall Shorts.
 If you aren't familiar with Patterns for Pirates you need to go run and check out their stuff!
It's all patterns for BOYS! And cute and cool and FUN stuff too! Boys deserve fun ,cool clothes and Patterns for Pirates are making sure you have the patterns
available to sew them up for your little pirate!

This pattern is great! First up the size range is HUGE! It starts little bitty at 3 months and goes all the way up to a big boy size 16! How awesome is that! You can also use both wovens and knits for this pattern. I LOVE the knit pair I made my son. (not pictured, sorry!)
All the shorts shown here are made of ponte.

The directions were super clear and easy to follow. And the shorts are a really quick sew.
We really like the fit. The are a bit longer and baggier than a lot of shorts. That makes them super comfy and I am sure they will be nice and cool on the hot summer days.

There are several ways to embellish the sides of the shorts. Above is the wide panel piping option. My fabric wasn't the best choice for this and the seams are a bit bulky, but my son doesn't seem to mind them at all and he is really sensitive to seams, so I think it's just me that finds them bulky. 
And my serger. I broke a needle. :P

There are two different hem lines to the pattern as well. I did the straight hem for all of my pairs. But there is a fun curved hem line that is bias finished. It's pretty cool!!

Above here is the no panel piping option. I am much happier with this pair. 
There are also a few different options for doing the elastic waistband.
There is even an option for a working draw string waistband!

My son is also sporting Patterns for Pirates Matey Muscle Tank in the picture above. Again, great pattern and super fast to sew up! And guess what! It also has a huge size range going from 3 months to a size 14! You can sew a tank for every boy you know with one pattern!!

I have it on pretty good info that Patterns for Pirates has a some awesome new stuff in the works.
You definitely need to go like their facebook page to keep up with all the super cool things they are coming up with.