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After a month of sewing for my girls for Project Run and Play, it was time to sew for my boys who had been patiently waiting. I’ve made a couple of tshirts for them, and my husband, but I immediately signed up for the Driftwood test when it came up! This is a new boys pattern from Love Notions, and it includes crew, henley, and polo options. I made two henley versions in testing, but only have one photographed. The pattern is a pretty simple sew. I made the second one in an evening while my husband was out with one of my girls.


The pattern includes an optional chest pocket, and short or long sleeves. Sizing is from 2T-14.

This shirt was an upcycle from a polo my husband had just cleaned out of his closet, I harvested the buttons from it too! I love the color, and I loved getting good quality “boy fabric” for free 🙂


My three year old is about ready to give lessons to his big siblings in taking photos. He loves the camera. And will give the cutest faces and poses!


The pattern is on sale for 20% off for release, you’ll have to use code HAPPYFOURTH2018 while their site-wide sale is going on, but it will automatically be marked down after that!



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This is the new Family bundle of patterns from Made for Mermaids. It includes their first men’s pattern! The Dylan Tee and Men’s Dylan Tee is a tee, with color blocking on the sides. It includes short or long sleeves. The Vivienne and Mama Vivienne include top, tunic, mini, and dress lengths, and is a sleeveless bodice, with color blocking on the sides, and a gathered front and back skirt.

They are all quick sews. The Vivienne patterns are finished around the neck and arms with binding, and the neckline of the tee is finished with bands. There are optional side pockets on the Vivienne patterns that I did not add to any of mine, and I don’t know why, but I have the pattern cut out for one of my daughters, and I plan on adding that cute pocket to hers!

These photos are all the versions I made during testing. and I have another Mama Vivienne almost finished, and my daughter’s cut out that I will share soon!

And the big news is, that the patterns are available in a bundle of all 4 patterns, and it’s only $18!!!!! That is the biggest bundle discount they have ever done, 50% off, and the bundle option will only be available during the release sale, which means you need to get it before June 2nd! I think this is such a fun set, and my husband and brothers love when I sew for them, so I will be making lots of Dylan Tees for them!

Family Bundle (best deal!!)


Mama Vivienne


Men’s Dylan

Fabric sources:

All the fabric was from my stash, so I might not be able to list all of it! I remember the prints, but I think the grey solids were from the flat fold table at Hancock (still sad they closed 😦 ) And I am not sure on the content. They are very drapey, probably a rayon blend.

White floral: rayon spandex from Girl Charlee

Grey/white/blue long sleeve Dylan tee: completely up cycled from my husband’s old clothes.

Grey/navy stripes: cotton spandex from Raspberry Creek Fabrics

Vintage airplane side panel fabric: rib knit from a destash page

blue/grey 100% cotton jersey on the men’s Dylan tee: Needle Nook Fabrics

Rowan Raglan


Look at this sweet boy. We went to take some pictures, and he hit the ground running, and I don’t think he stopped once. Ha! If you look closely, you’ll see a smartie in his hands in every picture. Bribery attempted, and failed. It’s cute/funny now 🙂

He’s wearing the Rowan Raglan from Made for Mermaids. This is their second boy pattern! But it’s actually packed full of options for girls too. So perfect for me, with two boys and two girls to sew for!

Size range goes from 1/2-14. It’s a knit pattern with short, 3/4, and long sleeves. Regular shirt length, banded tunic, ruffle tunic and dress options. Optional shoulder flutters, optional hood (hemmed or lined) and fun animal ears to sew into the shoulder seams, and animal face cut files for your silhouette or cricut!! I love animals on clothes, so this is such a fun selling point for me!

It’s on sale for $7 through Saturday, it’s such a deal with the crazy amount of options!!

The blue shirts were an early version, and the neckbands have been lengthened in the final pattern. The blue shirts are both basic long sleeve tees. The black version is the ruffle tunic with 3/4 sleeves and shoulder flutters.


Rowan Raglan

Fabric sources:

Teal jersey knit: LDG Showroom

Floral rayon spandex sleeves: Girl Charlee

Black rayon spandex: LDG Showroom

Pink floral flutters: Pretty Posh Prints

Blue stripe sleeves: Men’s tshirt upcycle

Teal rib knit: Needle Nook Fabrics

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Boxwood Joggers


I just have a few pictures of these. Because 19 month olds… But that doesn’t mean they’re not awesome!! I love these so much!

That triangle is a pocket. Yes!! These are the Boxwood Joggers from Sew Like My Mom. Let me highlight some of the features:

-Comes in sizes 12m-16y


-Shorts, Capris, or Pants options

-Color blocking options galore!

This is such a quick sew, and it’s the perfect pattern for all those snuggly French Terry fabrics coming out now!

On sale for $6 per size range (12m-8 or 6-16), or the full size range for $10.

Here’s a few more pictures of them on the most adorable baby model ever!! Haha. #notbiased


Boxwood Joggers

Fabric sources:

Oatmeal French Terry: Sincerely Rylee

Black/cream stripe rayon spandex: LDG Showroom


Mama Lauren


I made this way back in February, before Easter, as part of #sewallthepintucks month. Lol! This is the coordinating pattern to the Charlie Button Up I posted recently. This was also, really, my first time working with rayon, and it was a *@$*#$(*&^#$ to do pintucks on. Shifty, drapey, can’t touch it with a warm iron longer than .38 seconds or it will burn, etc…but I love this yellow, and the end result is better than I thought it would be while I was sewing it up 🙂 Plus, now that I’ve done one garment in this fabric, my next will be perfect 😆

I love this style, I love that it’s woven, I love that I can match my baby boys 😍😍😍 It’s a winning pattern for me! This is from Made for Mermaids, it has top, tunic, or dress options, five sleeve options, including sleeveless, optional keyhole, and optional belt ties.

You can pick up this pattern here, and the coordinating children’s patterns as well: Lauren, Harper, and Charlie. You’ll see Harper and Charlie in these pictures with my Mama Lauren 🙂


Fabric sources:

Yellow: 100% rayon from Hancock flat fold apparel table

Harper: All vintage (sheet and tablecloth)

Charlie: Upcycle from men’s button up shirt

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Charlie Button Up


Oh sweet boy. This was way back in February before he had his first haircut. The pattern here is Made for Mermaidsfirst boy pattern, and it’s so sweet. The Charlie Button Up is a classic boys dress dress shirt, with pintucks. (Blog post here that shows how to remove them if you wish!) You can do short, hemmed sleeves, or long sleeves with cuff and placket. I’m just in love with this look!

I used an old button up from my husband’s closet to make this one. And the three year old promptly requested one for him as soon as he saw this!

This is part of a kind of matching collection of patterns, so you can outfit the whole family in coordinating looks, if that’s your thing. IT’S MY THING!!! I used to match my outfit with my girls way back when they still let me pick out their clothes. Which was like when they were 2 and 0. 😑

Mama Lauren, and Harper pictures and posts will be coming shortly.

Check out the rest of the pictures!


Fabric sources: All upcycled.

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