Day three of the Suit Up For Summer Tour is here! I’ve got a little blog miracle happening today- you get to see a rarity around these parts. My oldest is joining in the fun!
He’s headed to the sun for spring break this year so he was happy to get a new swimsuit. I love this classic Leaf Outline boardshort print. It’s a print that works great for everyone and looks fantastic with a little pop of color.
I used the 5 out of 4 Men’s Swim Trunks with a couple easy modifications. He wears a mens medium in ready-to-wear and fell right into the size medium for these too. I always think that’s helpful especially when sewing for others. I added grommets to the outside so we could see the functioning drawstring. I also shortened the length per his request. The pattern is a fairly quick sew and the tutorial was very straightforward. I needed a sewing win and these delivered!
These fit just like he was hoping. I’ve gotten to the point with him that I don’t dare buy him clothes anymore since he’s extremely picky. To get his approval on this suit is a MAJOR mom win! (Cue the confetti cannons!)
These trunks will work so great for him. They can go from the pool to the hamburger joint no problemo!
That’s five kiddos in mama-made swimsuits! We better hit the pool stat! I’m so grateful for RCF that I could get fabrics that speak to each of their personalities and tastes. I love that they can coordinate without being too matchy matchy (they would die of embarrassment at this point!).
Have you been speechless at the amazing suits this week? I can’t get over the incredibly cute looks each and every day. Today is no exception!
Make sure to check out the other bloggers on the tour today!
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I’ve got a new face on the blog for you today! I’m excited to introduce you to my handsome other half sporting the first thing I’ve ever made him. And it’s extra appropriate that it’s also Love Notions Patterns very first men’s pattern as well!
The North Star Pullover is the men’s version of my latest Love Notion’s make the Constellation Hoodie. The North Star is a great relaxed fit pullover. It features a half zip front with a nice big front pocket. You can choose a hood or collar option.
My husband is not a hoodie guy so I went with the collar version. I like that the collar is a bit dressier than the hood but still zips up nice and cozy.
My husband is wearing an XXL with an inch added to the length (he’s 6’1″). I added the length to both the front top portion and the back pattern piece. He likes the relaxed, casual fit but I think I could go down a size in the future.
The collar and hood construction is so clean and easy. The collar lining is bound with bias tape leaving the neckline seam with such a smooth, clean finish.
For his first make I definitely had to spoil him. He’s waited a long time for this day so he deserved some good fabric! I used Organic Cotton Lyocell from Raspberry Creek Fabrics. It’s currently sold out but more should be arriving in the next few weeks. This fabric is just about as good as it gets. It’s so incredibly soft, has nice stretch, and is so darn warm and cozy! I think he’ll be comfortable wearing this casually around the house or out to dinner as well.
He was such a good sport ‘modeling’ for me! We were cracking up as he struck all the silly poses he’s seen me do way too many times! It was so nice to have our roles reversed during this shoot. He’s a natural, don’t you think?!
Grab this pattern on sale for just $8 until December 12th! While you’re there pick up the ladies Constellation Hoodie and the kids Navigator Pullover for 20% at checkout.