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Friday, January 13, 2012

Sewing For Boys Pump Up Series: Rock N' Regalia

Meet Jayna Rae, our last ( and definitely not the least) guest for the Sewing For Boys Pump Up Series.  Jayna writes a rockin' blog that's full of crafts, sewing, party ideas, and boys.  She seriously rocks it out over there.

You've got to check out  this Awe-some pirate party.

And these adorable vintage chic sweateralls.

Today Jayna is sharing the Henry Shirt from a less experienced sewers point of view.  I think this is very important when looking at a book of sewing patterns.  There are certain garment techniques and patterns parts that experienced sewers have just internalized so I think it's important to have a feel for how patterns from this book will look from a beginner's point of view.

Rock on, Jayna Rae!
Hey there. I am Jayna Rae from Rock N Regalia.

Photo Courtesy of Chris Gomez Photography
I am honored to partake in this super fun event.
Isn't Stacey awesome. 
I was honored that she was willing to have me.
The projects are great!
The book is great.
The ladies are GREAT!!!!!!!!

I have two wiggly boys who I love so much.
They are known to the world as Monster and Roly Poly.
We live a Rockin' Life Fueled by LOVE,
and we are making leaps and bounds that keep us busier and busier by the day.

Okay, so on to the project at hand.
I instantly knew that I would be sewing the Henry shirt when my book arrived.
I have some fabric set aside that I really want to use for this shirt,
but as a first try I used some remnants.

I used material left over from Monster's first birthday party;
it was a Vintage Americana theme because his birthday is Fourth of July.
I also cut up an old sheet for the main color.

The Henry Shirt is found on page 30 of the book.
And, although this pattern is labeled Advanced, 
I found that I was able to complete this project in one LONG night.
There are of course some flaws in my sewing because I am truly an amateur,
but I know that next time I will be able to navigate around these puckers in the fabric.

So, even if you are a beginner,
I say brave this pattern.
Try it!!!
You will be surprised at how much easier it is to follow 
than those silly ones from the sewing section at retail stores.
I am already planning my next project from this book. 
I think I am going to do the patchwork quilt.

Monster is excited that he will be wearing this to his friend's Birthday Party Saturday.
Thanks again to Stacey. I wish all of you boy moms, grandmas, aunts, and friends

Thank you so much, Jayna Rae for sharing your Henry Shirt with us today.  I love the vintage feel of it and I'm totally impressed that you rocked this out in one night.  This definitely adds to the testament on the ease of this pattern.

Today may be our final guest poster but the Sewing For Boys Pump Up Series has a few more surprises left.  I'm very excited about tomorrow's post so make sure you stop on by.

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