Theodor Sweatshirt New in the Project Run and Play Shop

The Project Run and Play shop just got a little sweeter! The Theodor Raglan Sweatshirt from Bobbins and Buttons is part of the latest batch to hit the shop. You’ll have to excuse me while I go sew up a million!

The Theodor is a unisex pattern that comes in sizes 12 months- 12 years. It’s got classic raglan styling and is a looser, easy fit.

You can’t go wrong with a good raglan, amiright? They are right up there with the easiest things to sew and they are always, always in style.

They are also perfect for using up all those precious scraps. This sweatshirt is a mix of some of my favorite fabrics. That’s glorious Raspberry Creek oatmeal french terry for the body (I know we’re all waiting anxiously for it to arrive this year). The sleeves are from another shop local to me, Design Co. Fabrics that I picked up during the early quarantine months. Looks like most of their french terry has sold out (they’re a clearance shop that sometimes gets amazing one time buys in) but I’m glad I snagged some while I could. This teal is nice and muted and oh so perfect. The rib knit is from the ever popular ISEE Fabrics, another shop that has grown incredibly fast these last few months. This particular color is currently sold out as well but join their Facebook group for all the latest stocking news. So basically, I’m the worst and all my fabrics are not available BUT I couldn’t resist this amazing combination and I knew my little man would flip over it. And this pattern really is good enough to cut into those fabrics you’ve been holding onto forever!

I sewed up a straight size 8 and I love how it fits. It’s slightly oversized and that makes it extra comfy! It also means that maybe, just maybe it will fit him through the whole winter. I also love the big wide cuffs and neckband. They really add so much to the look. I added extra top stitching to his top- I like the finished look and it takes just a few minutes longer. All in all, this pattern can be cut and sewn in a nap time for sure! It’ll probably take you longer to decide on your fabrics than to sew it up!

My little man loved his sweatshirt enough to model it in scorching heat. Well, it was that and the fact that he got Takis as his after shoot treat! A little bribery goes a long way with this boy.

Make sure you head to the Project Run and Play shop and check out all the new patterns on sale for a limited time!

Love Notions New Year Sale- A LN Roundup!

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Happy New Year!  We celebrated with a little fondue, Rock Band and confetti cannons and now it’s time to relax and settle into an exciting year to come.

My first post of the year (decade!) is very fitting.  I’m bringing you a round up of some of my favorite Love Notions makes from 2019 in honor of their rare 30% off site-wide sale.  2019 brought a little slow-down to my sewing but I still made sure to make plenty of time to continue to work with the companies that I love- Love Notions being at the top of that list!  I love the quality of LN patterns and the fact that there’s a little something for the whole family.

This post contains affiliate links.  Purchasing through them does not cost you any more but I do receive a small commission.  I like to mention that I joined the Love Notions family AFTER being a long time tester and falling in love with the patterns and thorough testing process.

The Samson Sweater is one of those patterns I use over and over.  I love it for my girls and also my little guy.  It’s a little boxier than our other raglan patterns and makes the perfect sweatshirt.  It’s easy to size up, add length or crop to get different looks.  Plus it sews up soooo fast!

I made my first Kayak Boardshorts last year and I’m hoping to squeeze in another pair for our mid-winter beach trip.  They were super easy to hack to get this look for my teenager but I think my littlest man would love a pair as-is.  The knit waistband would be just what he prefers.

The Sloane Sweater continues to be a favorite for both me and my kids.  Last year I made for my first one for Charlie and I adore how it turned out.  There are a ton of options and that back yoke piece is just perfect for playing with fabric combos.

Last year was all about the dresses for me.  Dresses are my favorite things to sew and Love Notions Lyric and Dolce dresses were a big hit for me and my girly.  I can’t wait to sew a new one for my this spring!

I also added a couple of new Willow Wrap dresses to my wardrobe and I adore this pattern!  These are both maxi hacks- the mustard version uses the Olympia skirt and the tropical print is just a lengthened gathered skirt version.  These dresses are the ultimate in comfort!

The Melody Dolman is the LN pattern release I anticipated the most and it did not disappoint.  I wore this top to death all summer and love how easy to wear it is.  It looks great with jeans and feels so pulled together.  If you are looking to try a button-up pattern for the first time, this is a great intro pattern.  It’s easy to follow and sews up so nice and quick.

The Octave Coat is one of my proudest makes of 2019.  I wear this beauty so much and feel giddy at the thought that I actually made it.  It was a fairly simple sew and another great pattern for anyone wanting to push themselves just a bit.  With so many different recommended fabric choices, you can make just the coat you’re dreaming of.

To round out this round-up, I’ll leave you with my absolute favorite Love Notions pattern, the Classic Tee (the girl’s version is equally awesome!).  I wore these tees to death all spring, summer, and fall and continue to wear them layered under cardis and sweatshirts in the cold weather.  I also love the long sleeve option.  This tee is the perfect slouchy tee and I love it in so many different fabrics.  If you were to just buy one pattern during the sale, do yourself a favor and pick up this beaut.

It was really hard to pick my top Love Notions patterns!  If you’re looking for more options you can head here for all of my past Love Notions makes.  Happy New Year and Happy Shopping!

 

 

Love Notions Game Day Jersey

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The Love Notions Game Day Jersey released today and it’s just in time!  It’s such a versatile pattern.  Perfect for representing your school or favorite professional team.  It’s also so on-trend and works great for upcycling old t-shirts or just creating great vintage style tees.

Both the Kid’s and Women’s versions are chock full of options.  They both have a scoop or v-neckline, short or 3/4 sleeve, tee or dress length, and optional sleeve stripes.

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The kids version is a unisex tee in sizes 2t-16.  I love that I can make tees for most of my kids out of one pattern.  Big sis already has one cut out and waiting and big bro is eyeing to upcycle some of his old tees into jerseys.

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Charlie is anxious for me to up the cool factor on this version with a little Denver Broncos vinyl.  This pattern is just itching for some great vinyl creativity!

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Both are tees are made using fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics.  Charlie is wearing a solid cotton lycra.  Mine is luscious modal spandex jersey in light grey and deep mauve.  This fabric hit the shop early this summer and I’ve been dying for a tee in it ever since.  This tee totally lives up to my dreams.  It’s so soft and relaxed.  I know grey is a bit boring but I can never have too many grey tees.  I always reach for them first!

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I’m so excited about the possibilities with this pattern.  I have a couple of cool vintage tees saved on my phone that I’m dying to recreate.  Think cool colors using the color blocking and adding a few stripes across the chest.  I’m loving all the tester versions that used a print on the shoulders and sleeves too.  So many choices!

 

Project Run and Play:Project Farmer’s Market

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Project Run and Play is an institution in the children’s sewing community.  The talent that makes up the PRP alumni is staggering.  When I heard that a group of past designers was putting together a capsule wardrobe collection, Project Farmer’s Market, I jumped at the chance to be a part of it!  I was honored to be able to sew up a few pieces of the collection and to get together with a couple of past PRP contestants for an epic photo shoot was like a dream come true.

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For our shoot, I joined Lisa of Mabey She Made It and Sabra of Sew A Straight Line.  My kids had met theirs at past photo shoots or park playdates and it was so fun to see them instantly get comfortable with each other.  You could tell this wasn’t their first rodeo as they turned on the charm and smiles and nailed whatever us crazy moms told them to do.  Totally blogger kids and such cuties!

A HUGE shout out to Raspberry Creek Fabrics for sponsoring this photo shoot.  All of my fabrics are from the shop.

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For my looks I sewed up 5 pieces from the collection (and one freebie!).  I sewed the Banana Boat Tee, Soleil Skirt, Turnip Up Trousers, Up Beet Tee, and Jonagold Jumper.  The collection is full of both girl and unisex patterns and a huge size range making them something you can use for years to come.  I really love patterns that I can use for multiple views and more than one kid.  These patterns checked all my boxes.

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Charlie got a pair of Turnip Up short and an Up Beet Tee from Celina of Petit a Petite.  This is such a great summer outfit.

Charlie2The Up Beet Tee has such a unique construction.  The sleeve piece extends to the back yoke for such a cool look.  I love the stripe and solid pairing- it really highlights the shoulder detail.  Of course I had to throw on a little vinyl.  This little guy is looking so ‘fresh’ it was totally appropriate 😉  I used a font and image available in Cricut Design Space for a tee that was perfect for our produce themed shoot.

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The Turnip Up Trousers are so full of amazing details.  I love the bound seams and he loves the knit waistband.  With multiple pockets these are perfect for those little treasure hunters out there.

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I love this easy tee and shorts combo.  It’s comfy but definetely not boring.  With unconventional details these patterns are great additions to my pattern collection.

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My Sophie is at the top of most kids sizing and I was thrilled to see she could squeeze into this look by Jess from Lil Luxe Collection.  The Banana Boat Tee and Soleil Skirt were just perfect for this fashion forward tween.

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The Banana Boat Tee is so darn cute!  I want it in my size!  Sleeve cuffs, button tabs, side drawstring rouching, and a wide boat neckline take this tee over the top.  So many darling details!

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In a drapey rayon spandex, it pairs perfectly with the Soleil Skirt but also looks so cute with jeans.

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The Soleil Skirt has a faux front button placket, back elastic waist, pockets, three lengths and optional suspender straps.  It’s one I can see turning to again and again.

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The Jonagold Jumper was the one I was most excited to sew up.  My girls have been begging for overalls and it’s just so hard to get them that fit them both in the length and width.  Shortalls can be soooo short on their long legs and long overalls tend to be capris 😉  This pattern is so full of options they can have a closetful now!

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I sewed up the squared bib, shorts version but there are also pant and skirt options.  You can add patch pockets to the bib and front hips too.

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This simple chambray version will get worn to death this summer!  I sewed up the free Seed headscarf and it adds the perfect touch to this outfit.

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I’m so thrilled to be able to share this amazing collection with you.  What a pleasure it was to be back in PRP mode for this shoot!  For some serious eye candy, sit back and relax with the brilliant Lookbook– so much goodness in one place.

You can get the whole Project Farmer’s Market Collection here, the unisex mini collection here, and the girls mini collection here.  All individual patterns are available in the PRP shop.

 

Love Notions Thomas Track Pants

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There’s exciting things happening in the Love Notions Pattern world.  Kelly has joined Tami as an assistant designer and has just released her first pattern!  I love working with Kelly and know she’s been after a great track pant pattern for ages.  So it was obvious they should be her inaugural pattern.

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The Thomas Track Pants are so full of options!  You’ve got to check out Kelly’s ah-mazing cover pair.  Pockets, colorblocking, and hem zippers make them perfect for your little athletes.  They come in sizes 2t-14 and I’m thinking my teenage soccer players need some too!

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Charlie asked for some cozy pajama pants and picked out this plush fleece for his first pair.  After trying them on he declared them soooo soft and comfy and had to wear them to school that day.  So they may have started out as pj’s but have become his go-to pants whenever they are clean.  This is the basic no pocket, solid version.  They’re a super quick sew and the perfect fit!

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I made Charlie a couple Moto Maxx tops and he needed a pair of track pants to match too!  This version features the cool colorblocking.  I skipped the other bells and whistles which made these another quick sew.  I used the much sought after oatmeal french terry from Raspberry Creek Fabrics with some olive heathered french terry (also from RCF but currently out of stock) for the accent.   His top is also made with RCF cotton lycra jersey (so soft!).

Just in case you need the perfect top to go with your new track pants, I can’t recommend the Moto Maxx enough!  I love being able to mix and match prints and that shoulder detail is too cool.  Boys clothing can be boring but not with this pattern!

I’m so excited for Kelly to be joining the design team and to be dreaming up more boy patterns.  I love sewing for this kid and know Kelly will do some fantastic things!

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I’ll leave you with this gem.  He’s pretty convinced that ‘matching’ means wearing head to toe of the same color.  He just had to wear his new shades and I think he’s doing his best to intimidate you into grabbing this pattern!  I know you’ll love it as much as he does!

 

Back to School with Heartland Fabrics

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This post is sponsored by Art Gallery Fabrics.

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This post contains massive amounts of my favorite things: beautiful fabric, cute kiddos, and great friends!  I’m elated to be joining in on Heartland Fabrics Blog Tour put together by the fabulous Karly from Paisley Roots.

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I love all things Art Gallery and this line is absolutely to die for!  The patterns and colors are just right up my alley.  Soft pinks and blues, vibrant mustard and greys… all the choicest colors in one line!

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They are perfect for year round wear but especially fun for back to school!

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For our back to school looks I used patterns from Shwin Designs.  I used the Stella Tunic for my daughters top.  I’m crushing hard on that high-low peplum!  It’s such a beautifully classic top with just the right amount of flair.  My little man is sporting a Maxwell Top.  I adore all the details on this shirt that make it so cool!

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His top is made using Trekant Rows Breeze.  I love the modern geometric print!  Big brother asked if I could make him the same exact shirt, he loves the fabric so much.  This is a quilting cotton and is so soft and lovely.  If you’ve never worked with Art Gallery cottons I suggest you get on that!  They are my favorite for my kids clothes.

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Wait! OK- maybe not my favorite.  I forgot how AMAZING this voile is!  It’s incredibly soft and luxurious and I want to sew with it forever! I’ll be making my own top out of this as soon as possible.  Do you think people will notice if our whole family is sporting this fabric daily?  This is the Blomma Garden Pastiche print just so you can get your own stat!

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Pair it with knit in Unn Cross Pine and it’s an outfit she couldn’t wait to wear to school!

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We had so much fun joining our friends Paisley Roots, Made by Melli, and Sew A Straight Line for a super fun photo shoot.  The kids had so much fun together after they warmed up a bit.

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My Charlie sure thought Sabra’s Jonas was the coolest kid on the planet.

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He helped him start an acorn collection (mom’s favorite) and they bonded over their love of football- especially the Denver Broncos.

These two together were the funniest!  So sweet, shy and awkward but so darn cute!

And these boys have all the heart eyes from me!

I loved watching the kids interact with each other and seeing how all the fabrics coordinated so well.  It will really take all my willpower not to hoard every single print!

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I’ll leave you with a little dab from the four-year-old 😉  Make sure to check out the other amazing bloggers sharing their gorgeous makes this week!

 

Boxwood Joggers from Sew Like My Mom

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The Boxwood Joggers from Sew Like My Mom are here!

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As soon as I saw Melissa’s cute versions I knew I had to get in on the testing.  I showed them to my 12-year-old and he was sold!  I can’t pass up a chance to sew for him since he’s so super picky.

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These joggers passed the ‘cool enough for 7th grade’ test 😉

I mean those pockets are so, so cool!

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Both pairs are made with french terry from Raspberry Creek Fabrics.  This pair is a heathered mint (currently unavailable).  The black pair is a solid black.  The cute pocket fabric is a remnant my sister gave me of Art Gallery’s Boardwalk Delight Ice Cream Shop Knit.  It was absolutely perfect for these pockets and cuffs!

These are a skinny fit pant and they fit a little looser on my skinnier than normal kiddos.  This guy says they’re just right!

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We added a faux drawstring on both pairs just for fun.  These pants are a super quick sew- print, cut and sewn in less than an hour.  They include shorts, capris, and full length options with a looser boy cut for the older guys.  In sizes 12 months-16, you can use this pattern for all the kids in the neighborhood (because you know once they see your kids, they’ll all be begging for them!).

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You can pick up the full size range here or the 12 months- 8 here or the big kids 6-16 here.  I can’t wait to see all the kids on the block sporting their matching joggers 😉

For more Boxwood inspiration check out:

It’s Liesel

CraftiMom

Miskin Makings

Kreatita

Penny Sew Vintage

Tales of a Tester

Raspberry Creek Fabrics Club Line 3 Preview

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We’ve had so much fun playing with the new Club Fabrics here at Raspberry Creek Fabrics.

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The colors of the new line are so bright and vibrant and perfect for spring and summer.

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Our boys are loving it too!

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Each print will be available in both jersey and french terry!  Can you say ‘hello, summer shorties and hoodies!’?

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The Aqua Yellow Pink and Grey Floral is a favorite of mine.  The watercolor abstract floral is so unique and easy to wear.  It pairs perfectly with the Grey Polka Dot.

It’s so versatile and all the girls in your life will just love it!

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The Fuchsia Aqua and Yellow Floral is a showstopper!

It coordinates with so many solids in the shop for endless possibilities!

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The Grey and White Geometric Abstract is another fun, versatile print.

 

It’s so hip and on trend.  We’ll be sewing this print up for EVERYONE in the family!

Pair it with the stripes for the perfect tee!

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The Grey/Pink Rose Floral is another beauty.   With the new Grey Stripe it’s the perfect, classic combination.

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Our little sweeties are adorable in this one.

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The new Club Line will start shipping this weekend.  Today is the last day to order at preorder pricing saving you $2 a yard!  I can’t wait to see what you guys make with it!  Make sure you join the Raspberry Creek Facebook Group for loads of inspiration!

MBJM Hang Ten Boardies

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I’ve said it before but this kid is meant to live on the beach.  He would be my little surfer boy in a heartbeat.

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Instead we live in a mountain valley and the local sand volleyball court is as close to the beach as we get.

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When Sarah at Made By Jack’s Mum asked for testers for her new surf themed line, I was all over that.

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The Hang Ten Boardies are the first pattern in the line.

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This pattern is chuck full of options and will be perfect in board short fabric come summer. There’s options for color blocking, pockets, piping trim, full elastic or flat front waist, and different length and hem choices.

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I did the bias bound curved hem and front tie option with the flat front and elastic back.  Classic and cool.

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I usually dread taking pictures of this busy guy but he was AWESOME this shoot.  I can’t get enough of these pics.

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Use code ‘mbjmteamsurf’ to get 20% off all patterns until Sunday.  If you buy the pattern this weekend you get a bonus v-neck t-shirt pattern FREE!  What are you waiting for?!!

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It’s currently snowing in our neck of the woods, so I’ll leave you with this pic while I dream of summer…

Love Notions Vanguard Set

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Two boy posts in a row- hallelujah!!!  Boys clothes are kinda boring and they tend to get overlooked for all the cute girly things I’d rather be sewing.  Until now…

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I showed you an amazing hoodie yesterday on my big kid.  Today my littlest guy gets to show off the Vanguard Set by Love Notions (affl. links).  It’s on sale now through Sunday, March 6th.

It’s a versatile top and pants set that any boy will love.   It comes in sizes 2t-14 to fit all the little boys in your life.

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The details on these pants are so extraordinary!  Big cargo pockets are perfect for storing all kinds of little boy treasures (like rocks and wood chips, of course).

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Side slash pockets, knee darts, and a faux fly all add to the details that take these pants to the next level.

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Elastic ankle cuffs and a knit waistband make these as comfy as they are cool!

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The tee has so, so many fun color blocking options.

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I went for a simple short sleeve version but there is a color blocked long sleeve option too!

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I did the crewneck version but a v-neck and hood option are included.

I love that you can use this pattern all year long!  I’m excited to make a long-sleeve hooded version come fall.

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This set is just the ultimate in little boy fashion.

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For the tee I used my favorite cotton lycra solids from Raspberry Creek Fabrics and Purple Seamstress.

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This amazing fabric for the pants is duck cloth from Hobby Lobby.  I originally bought it to make pillows but I love it as ‘Explorer Pants’!

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My sweet little guy wasn’t feeling so great when we did this shoot.  He was so excited to get outside but this shot is so sweet and sad at the same time.  When your littles are sick their eyes say it all!

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The fresh air was great for him and he still couldn’t help but be my cute, goofy little buddy!

Make sure you pick up the pattern here!  Another Love Notions pattern that will be in constant rotation at our house!