It’s season 4 of Boys Can Wear Pink and we’re excited to be joining in for our second year.
This kiddo rocked his look last year but then refused to wear it. The whole point of this blog tour is to bridge gender stereotypes and encourage our boys to embrace what they love, no matter what society deems boyish or girlish. I felt like a failure and reevaluated what we’re teaching our kids in our home. He has two older brothers who are a huge influence on him and we are working as a family to help blur the lines of gender stereotypes. My boys sew, bake, and help with all the household chores and my girls are tough amazing athletes. Not ground breaking but a start I hope in raising little humans who can make a difference in this world.
For this look we headed to our local fabric shop with his best buddy in tow. They oohed and awed over all the fun prints and settled on this cool Jeep print from Riley Blake. He loves cars and trucks and this was just perfect for him. His little BFF is a snappy dresser and loves to wear suits and ties to school. Charlie has picked up on his style and will usually reach for a button up and tie a few days a week now. It’s too cute and I love letting him explore his style and try to find his own along the way. A Jeep print button-up is just the perfect blend of all his current obsessions.
I used the ever versatile Birch Button Up from Sew A Little Seam. If you want a big bang for your buck then you NEED to check out Kelly’s patterns. They are all loaded with options and so many of them are unisex making them even more of a steal. I love when I can use a pattern for multiple kids!
I did the basic collar, full placket, short sleeve version and it was about as easy as a woven top can be. I love the placket construction- quick and painless 😉
We just HAD to do a tee for underneath too. I used the Oliver and S School Bus Tee pattern. The fit just can’t be beat. We did a Jeep iron-on because you know we can’t have any boring, plain tees in our house. I love the tone on tone look of the silver on grey- sleek and simple!
A huge shout out to Kelly of Handmade Boy for hosting the tour. She’s one crazy busy, amazing lady!
He’s just blown away by the other cute boys and their mama’s joining us this season. Make sure to check out all their stories and handsome boys in their new pink clothes!
PhatQuarters, CKC Patterns
5 thoughts on “Boys Can Wear Pink Blog Tour 2018”
Tami, you have such a model in training with this one. He’s so photogenic! Love this print for a boy’s shirt too!
Something that has long amused me about the blue/pink divide is that prior to about 1940, the colors were actually reversed – pink was the color for boys (a dilute of red, which was strong and masculine) and light blue (considered delicate and feminine) was for little girls. At this point, it’s way more about what’s commercially available, since baby supplies almost always come in just pink or blue. If I ever have a daughter, she’s getting purple stuff (my favorite color) and any boy will be getting green (my other favorite).