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I’m happy to be joining the fifth season of the Boys Can Wear Pink blog tour, as a first time contributor! I’ve followed it every time, and considered joining in the past, but didn’t put enough thought into it, and let it pass by. But I’m so excited to be here!
I knew my boys would be on board, because their favorite shirts are some that I color blocked with a pink floral last year. They still get worn all the time, months later!
I always have to know the why behind things, for better, or for worse, but the idea that some colors are exclusive to boys or girls has never made sense to me, and thankfully was not an issue to my parents either, as I remember more than one of my brothers who went through a pink phase. So I’m happy to continue the inclusivity, and let everyone enjoy the rainbow of colors God created!
I am honored to be on the Certified Jennuine Design team this year, and I am excited that this is my first post in this role, too! Jennuine Design is a pdf pattern company that has great designs, that are packed with value, with lots of options, and styles that work for boys and girls!
I’ve made the Skiff tee for boys and girls, and it works well on all sizes and ages, from the tiniest, to the biggest! This time, I sewed three different options, though this is not all that you can do with this pattern.
The color blocking option makes such a stylish look. My oldest got a classic grey, with two different shades. He also got some pink floral shorts, made from some cotton scraps I had picked up from my local remnant store.
My middle boy got a classic white tee, with a little home town pride vinyled on ❤ #wichitawesome
And little baby boy who just turned 6 months old got another color blocked version. This floral print is the one I used on my other boys’ shirts last year, and my husband also has a tee that’s color blocked with these fabrics, so now all 4 boys can be sporting the same look!
The Clipper shorts were new to me, but are a classic style that will get lots of use! These come in two length options, with plenty of other options to spruce them up. These are all pretty basic versions, but I did something slightly different with each one.
The smallest pair is the most simple, made out of a woven chambray. My oldest got another woven version, with front pockets added, and my middle is wearing a knit adaptation. These are designed for woven, but I wanted to use this pink French terry, so I gave it a shot, and it turned out great! He was right in-between sizes, so I sized up, though I probably could have gone down instead, since I was using knit, but that crossed my mind a little too late.
These are great wardrobe staples patterns, and my boys have the start of a spring wardrobe with them, now!
The Boys Can Wear Pink tour is wrapping up soon, so you can go back and look at all the other fun posts that have been happening this week: