Man, oh man! The day I have been waiting for FOREVER has finally come. My youngest baby started kindergarten! My emotions are all over the place but one huge positive thing is I get to join in the Sewing for Kindergarten Blog Tour. I’ve been following this tour since the beginning and it’s super exciting to be joining in this year.
I think we all are a little torn seeing our youngest head off into the big world without us. It’s hard knowing that this is where it all starts. With one in high school I know all to well how quickly it goes by. There were definitely tears shed on his first day. Such a bittersweet moment in time.
This photoshoot reminded me what a fun age this is. In some pictures he’s channeling his inner teenager (like the one above, hello!). In others he’s giggling like a little boy, carefree and innocent. I love watching him navigate the world of friends, rules, responsibilities, and life. I’m taking it all in- trying to freeze as many of these moments as possible.
It just about kills me that this little guy isn’t by my side 24/7- now it’s just 22/7, haha! I was dreaming of lazy afternoons watching tv, eating chocolate, and sewing like crazy. Who knew that two hours would fly by in a matter of seconds?!
This kid is all about comfort, I think every kid is at this age. I did a mix and match look with five coordinating pieces, all knit for extra softness. Here we paired a Jolly Roger Raglan from Patterns for Pirates with a sweet pair of Mini Hudson Pants from True Bias. Both of these patterns are staples and I think I can make them with my eyes closed at this point. They’re just classic pieces that can be paired with so much.
The raglan features a darling cut file from Thread and Grain. This kiddo is Future Class President material for sure! I used a fat quarter from Spoonflower for the sleeves- he picked the print himself and has been so excited for his new tee.
The Hudson pants are done in a subtle houndstooth that I had set aside for myself- luckily there’s enough left for me too! I love this print and the hipster vibe it brings.
Here they’re paired with a Fighter Tee from Handmade Boy and an Aztec Vest from See Kate Sew. (And yes, he is blowing spit bubbles. I told you he’s still all boy!)
The Fighter Tee is such a fun spin on a loose fit t-shirt with panels that run from the sleeve down the side. I used the perfect boy print- a limited Halloween print from Raspberry Creek Fabrics. I know the spiderwebs will be a hit year-round!
The Aztec Vest is such a quick, cute layering piece. I sewed this one up in french terry from Raspberry Creek. I had this zipper in my stash and I had to giggle when he saw it and exclaimed, “A golden zipper?!! Yesss!” It doesn’t take much to make him happy! I simplified the construction even more by omitting the pockets making this such a fast sew.
His final piece is the Moto Maxx pants (affl. link) from Love Notions. I can’t say enough good things about this pattern. They’re comfy and cute and the extra layer at the knee not only adds to the cool factor it also makes them extra durable. So perfect for busy little boys!
I’m loving all the prints in these looks. I tend to stick with stripes and solids with my boys, mainly because cute boy prints are so hard to find. These prints though are right up my alley- not too childish and so easy to mix into the rest of his wardrobe.
Thanks for stopping by my little stop on the tour. Make sure you head to these other amazing bloggers- I can’t believe we all have kiddos starting kindergarten this year! What a fun milestone to share!