Monday, February 2, 2015

{Boys CAN Wear Pink} Part I


Recently a blog friend of mine, Kelly from Handmade Boy, came up with an amazing idea! For the month of February, there is going to be a blog series centered around gender stereotyping that our culture has instilled upon us....the fact that Boys cannot wear pink--Pink is for girls and blue is for boys. I encourage you to go check out her post from yesterday detailing where this "myth" originated.


Everyday this month, there is going to be a different blogger sharing some of their creations that they have made--PINK and all--for their boys!You can find all of the links HERE!



Today, I wanted to share the Mulberry Tunic by Willow and Co. that I made for my boys. I adore how they turned out.  All of the small details really MAKE this pattern and I was lucky enough to find a nice flannel shirting with some fair amount of pink in it. I loved that it had the grey accent in it as well...I think that it gives it a good balance!





I really enjoyed sewing this pattern. It took me a good while to make them, but like I said before, the details really make this shirt stand out. I like the button tabs on the short sleeve option, but my FAVORITE has to be the hood and pocket options...boys really love those things right?!?! Mine love to stick their little cars and trains in their pockets to carry around (among other things)...you never know what you will find in a little boy's pocket ;)


I have always tried my best to not gender stereotype with my kids (my hubby is a different story), so when I told the boys that we were going to pick out some pink fabric for a special project, it was no big deal. They absolutely adore the finished product too...they didn't want to take them off! SCORE!!!!

Ok fellow sewers, who wants a special surprise?!? For the month of February, a super cute online fabric shop, Mabel Madison, is offering 15% off your total purchase using code PINKBOYS at checkout. WHOOP!!! If you haven't already, you can join the Sew for Boys Facebook group for TONS of daily inspiration for your boys.AAAAAAND, you can enter to win some AMAZING prizes thanks to some AMAZING sponsors.

The prize package includes:
One yard of Stenzo Pit Stop Poplin in pink from Mabel Madison
$25 gift certificate, plus a surprise fat quarter from Phat Quarter Shop
One yard of solid cotton/lycra & one yard of coordinating fabric from Purple Seamstress
One pattern of choice from Paisley Roots
$20 store credit from Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop
One pattern of choice from Patterns for Pirates
One pattern of choice from Mouse House Creations
Bottoms Up Pants Pattern from If Only They Would Nap
One Pattern of choice from Titchy Threads


So, let's chat...do YOU let your boys wear pink? What are your views? Leave me a comment...better yet, head over to my Facebook page and post a picture of your boy/s wearing pink! I would love to see your handsome fellas.

Thanks for stopping by, and stay tuned for Part II of {Boys CAN Wear Pink}.

{Courtney}

8 comments:

  1. These look adorable. I love this pattern. Great choice :)

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  2. You are a warrior, making TWO shirts with all of those awesome details! Love them! Great job. :)

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    1. Oh Katy, you have NO idea. I seriously worked on them for at least 6 hours yesterday! I love the finished result though, so I can't complain! I totally want to make some more now :D

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  3. My almost 15yo loves pink ... but he usially limits it to ties. My husband also has a couple of pink dress shirts. Love those shirts for your boys =)

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    1. Thank you! I don't think that my hubby would ever put pink on....but that is the way he was raised, so I cannot give him a hard time I guess.

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  4. I love these shirts! They are amazing and so are you!

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  5. I love these shirts so much! Thank you for joining the series!

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