I often get asked if I only sew for my girl (as there are also two older boys) and to be honest I still sew for my boys.
unfortunately, the options are pretty much limited when it comes to boys and because I have a more classic approach to fashion (some would call it “conservative”), sewing for my boys is not as much fun… I find it extremely difficult to find fabrics that met my (and their) standards with a good quality/price ratio so purchasing clothes for them has become a sound option for us (i.e. less expensive and much less consuming).
Of course, I’m not saying than sewing for a girl is less expensive than purchasing, but then there’s the “fun factor” involved and I absolutely love it!
Nevertheless, my boys (8 and 14) still ask me to sew for them. And I happily oblige.
Currently, I mostly sew shorts, pajamas and coats (shirts, pants and tee-shirts and polo shirts are store-bought) for my boys (ages 8 and 14), so when Kristine contacted me for testing the Henri long shorts, my younger boy literally jumped with joy!
Henri long shorts feature a timeless design that pleased us both – he loved the new length and the patch front pockets (big enough for him).
Unlike his younger sister, this precious boy is tiny and skinny so when measuring these shorts I mixed two different sizes (size 6 for the waist and size 8 for the length), and although I believe these may still be a bit too long on him, he obviously love them exactly as they are (“I grow fast, mum! Don’t worry …”).
I have a weakness for seersucker (so practical for summer wear) and light colors for boys so I picked a light blue seersucker for this pair (these pictures were taken after a few hours of active wearing these shorts, so please ignore the stains).
Nevertheless, and because I’m totally hopeless when it comes to girl sewing, I did sew another Isabella blouse for my girl. In my defense, I had a great excuse: I was testing the inset ruffle option …
I had saved a bit of Liberty Capel from a previous project (almost 3 years ago) that was just enough for the blouse. The color (green) is not amongst my girl favorites, but I knew it would match several bottoms in her closet, so I didn’t even think twice about it. (luckily, she loved it).
Townmouse is offering 10% off any patterns purchased before Sunday 16th August with the coupon code “hellohenri”. Enjoy🙂