Sunday, January 29, 2012

February (Sewing For Boys) Pattern Announcement

I meant to get this posted before the weekend and it's just been one of those weekends where the kids are constantly crying and fighting, and causing general chaos.  It was a busy week for us, so I guess I only have myself to blame for the madness.  They're tired.  Their parents are tired and it just all combines to make for one grumpy family.

So here it is at 4 pm on Sunday afternoon and I'm finally getting a few minutes peace to announce the February Sewing For Boys pattern.  Don't panic if you haven't yet finished the January pattern.  You still have a few days to get it done, comment over here, and post a picture over on the Flickr Group.

I'll be trying to get the pattern announcements out the weekend before that month, since many of you have said you live far away from a fabric store or are buying your fabrics on-line.  This way we'll have a bit more time and it will force me to stay ahead of the game since I have my fabric shipped as well.


For February you have a choice in patterns, or if you're the overachieving go-getter type, feel free to make both.  If you have a child 3-12 months, you'll be making the "Mr. Two Face" pants.  Since the pattern only goes up to 12 months, sewers with older boys will be sewing from the "Kickin' Back Sweats" pattern.


The patterns are very versatile so feel free to mix and match techniques.  Make your "Kickin' Back Sweats" using two contrasting fabrics or use the "Mr. Two Face" pattern using one color solid.  Either way were basically working on the same skills.  Both pants include optional pockets and a fold over, elastic waistband case.

I'm looking forward to seeing your creations.  Don't forget to link back to this post come the end of February.  I'll be announcing the February prize in a few days!

Happy Sewing!
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24 comments:

  1. I love this one, too. I have made SO MANY OF THESE (for my girl!)

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  2. Excellent! I was planning on making a pair of these pants to coordinate with my raglan tee!

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  3. Oooh! My boy needs a pair of these! Off to hunt down some fabric :)

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  4. I got mine made and blogged! Just in time, too. My oldest boy just blew the knees out of another pair of pants...
    On Flickr I am kid_md and I blogged at Kadiddlehopper
    These are both great patterns. We are going to be using them a ton.

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  5. I made 2 pairs yesterday as well as designing and printing my own fabric for the pocket (it's not that fancy honest!) and blogged here: http://mary.emmens.co.uk/2012/02/06/sewing-for-boys-february/

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  6. Whoop! Made mine this morning, and pics are on Flickr (ep0681). Love that these patterns are so straightforward and can be completed in a couple of hours. Now I just need Oscar to grow in to them!

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  7. Well, mine are done and I put them in the Flickr group. Also, blogged here : http://hellobeautifulblog.blogspot.com/2012/02/kickin-back-sweats-2.html

    Thanks for hosting!

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  8. Perfect! I have a friend having a baby and I need to make something this month!

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  9. Here's where I blogged my Mr. Two Face Pants: http://jessandmichaelswindow.com/?p=748

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  10. I will have to get cracking to get this one done. i've only just found you guys! My youngest is 4 months, but as its summer here i'll be making them for when he's a few months older and bigger.
    Glad to join in from sydney australia!
    marianne PS I dont have a url so a bit behind the times

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  11. I made both patterns. I haven't been that successful with the embellishments but I have been modifying the patterns by adding a flannel lining to the pants and appliqued a pocket on the Kickin Backs. I didn't like the way it looked though so I ended up taking it off. The Kickin Backs ended up being a very long "Short". Blogged here:
    http://littlebluehouseonahill.blogspot.com/2012/02/sewing-for-boys-sew-alongkickin-back.html

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  12. I made the Kickin' Back Sweats in canvas/cotton and blogged about them here:
    http://peachyseam.blogspot.com/2012/02/kickin-back-for-presidents-day-weekend.html

    I also added photos to the Flickr group.

    Thanks! Anna

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  13. I made the Kickin' Back Sweats for my 13 month old with a 2/3 year old waist measurement. I've added some photos to the Flickr group and blogged about them here;
    http://www.craftstorming.com/2012/02/more-sewing-for-boys-kickin-back-trousers-for-rowan

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  14. I made the Mr. Two Face pants in size 3 months for my 1 month old. My blogpost is here:
    http://fabuloushomesewn.blogspot.com/2012/02/mr-two-face-pants.html

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  15. Just blogged about my Kickin' Back sweats tonight here http://www.mellysews.com/2012/02/kickin-back-sweats-sewing-for-boys.html and posted to the Flickr group.

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  16. I haven't been able to get mine done & have a busy week ahead of me. I have the fabric & pattern all cut out so hopefully I can catch up and get them finished by next week. Too late to be entered for this months prize I know, but I would stil like to get them done. Well done the rest of you I have looked at all your links.

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  17. I finally got my blog post up! I had a great time making these pants, they went together so fast and easy. I'm sure I will be making more of these for my son. http://milostonescreates.blogspot.com/2012/02/kickin-back-sweats.html
    Photos added to the Flickr group too, user name janay417.

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  18. My Kickin' Back Sweats are done and added to the Flikr group (daisymom92), and also blogged at http://feedingmykid.wordpress.com/2012/02/29/sewing-for-boys-sew-along-kickin-back-pants/

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  19. I made two pants, one for my youngest (T 2/3), blogged here:http://viraventos.blogspot.com/2012/02/kickin-back-sweats-1.html

    and another for the older (T 6/7), blogged here: http://viraventos.blogspot.com/2012/02/kickin-back-sweats-2.html

    I also uploaded them to the Flickr group, user name Ana Vira-ventos

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  20. Finished my kickin back sweats and posted them to flickr! (tamdeford). Thanks for hosting the sew-along - might have never finished them otherwise ;)

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  21. I did the Mr. Two Face Pants, blogged about here...

    http://bekahomekah.blogspot.com/2012/02/sewing-for-boys-mr-two-face-pants.html

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  22. Just squeaking in - we were sick, so I just finished these yesterday and photographed today! Added to the flickr group (rebecca@threadbias) and shared at: https://www.threadbias.com/projects/kickin-back-sweats

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  23. I'm so excited to have so many people sewing a long this month. Great job, ladies! I'm off to plug everyone and come up with this months winner!

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