In a time where gender roles seem to still be so prominent, its nice to see that my efforts as a parent to let him be who he wants to be are paying off. He seamlessly goes from playing with his trains and trucks to superheroes to dolls. I’m sure it doesn’t hurt that he has a big sister… of course all her dolls and toys seem so sparkly and exciting (since they are supposed to be off limits) compared to his. It’s really not uncommon to find him playing with her American Girls while she isn’t looking.
It’s hard to believe this is the 3rd year I’m getting to participate in such an awesome movement. With age comes independence and choices and this kid is starting to know what he wants, what he likes. If you ask him to pick a color, he’d probably say purple, which is really just about as good as getting him in pink in my book. Lucky for me, he’s an easy kid… pockets and hoods. That’s all he really cares about when i’m sewing for him.
So pockets and a hood is what he got! We used the nest pattern from New Horizons, the 11th Hour Gear collection. Seriously folks this pattern has it all! It includes a top, 2 styles of bottoms (joggers and lounge pants) and comes in sizes 3-6m all the way to big kid 16.
I lined the pockets with the pink beetles and also added it for the cuff of his joggers (although a little harder to see). Can you tell he’s gearing up for baseball season? He swings just about anything… maybe that’s just a boy thing?
Seriously though, photographing a 2.5 year old??? Most of our pictures looked like that… always on the go! Believe it or not, I got a few standing still but we just couldn’t lose that shovel, haha!
Our fabric choice this year is from Znok Designs, pink for sure, but look at all those bugs! I had planned on using it for Ryleigh but honestly I’m loving it for him!
For the hoodie I went with a German patter from a company called Rockerbuben. The Mini Flo. Euro patterns can have a learning curve for sure but with the help of Google translate and a little bit of experience they can be really awesome!
I’d been looking for a new hoodie pattern (you know to add to the 20 that I already have, haha!) This one stood out to me, I loved the colorblocking and the little insert in the hood, so fun!
He was SO determined to get this sucker picked up with the shovel, LOL
Apparently he wasn’t the only one who really wanted that sucker either… hahahaha! Meet our monster goldendoodle, Lilo! I don’t think I’ve shared much since we got her, but my guess is she will find her way in to our pics here and there.
Thanks for stopping by to check out our look during this season of Boys Can Wear Pink, its so fun to share with everyone! But…. You know what makes this blog tour even better? (yes, I know its hard to believe thats possible) — PRIZES!!
Pattern of choice from Titchy Threads
$15 shop credit from Sofilantjes
Pattern of choice from Twig + Tale
Pattern of choice from Pickle Toes Patterns
Pattern of choice from stitchART
Mystery pack of fabric and three yard pre-order credit from Piccadilly (bundles excluded)
Be sure to follow along with the rest of our tour, there are so many amazing kiddos that are are excited to share!