Friday, February 26, 2016

{Boys Can Wear Pink} Part II

If you have been following me for a while, you may remember me participating in a blog series this time last year called Boys Can Wear Pink! You can read last year's post HERE. I had such a blast creating something for my boys to help try and break the gender stereotyping associated with the color pink. This year, we are back at it again.


Not only did I use the color pink this year, I also added in some characters from one of my son's favorite shows....My Little Pony! I made the Quad Tee from Addie K Designs to create a fun color blocked tee for him. OMG, is he in love! It's quite a loud shirt, but boy does he wear it proudly!


Something you may or may not know about me, but I talk about often, is that I homeschool my children. You may be wondering why I am sharing this tidbit with you right now!?! Well, I really feel that my kids have an advantage in doing so. You see, gender stereotyping is everywhere, which really is a form of bullying. Being that my kids are at home with me, I feel as though they don't get that pressure that a lot of kids do to dress a certain way, wear certain colors, buy from certain stores. For that I am thankful because, boy, did I feel that pressure as a child. They are so free with their likes and dislikes, without a care in the world, and I hope that by the time they DO get out into the reality of the harsh world, they are so secure with themselves that they don't give one thought about it. They are able to be their own person without the influence of other, and for that I am so grateful!


Ok, enough about the politics though, let's get onto the fun! Like I said, I used the Quad Tee from Addie K Designs to create our look. I had a nice My Little Pony graphic print that has been sitting in my stash for quite sometime, and I was really feeling it with this project. I added in a punch of my son's favorite color {orange} and a little of mine {turquoise} and it yielded such a fun tee.



I actually tested the Quad Tee last year and is still to this day one of my favorites! I couldn't even tell you how many we have made. Such a fun, quick and satisfying sew. I also love that it works great with those scraps that you may be hoarding, being that it is color blocked and you really don't use too much fabric. It comes in sizes XXS (2-3) to L (10-12) with the option of a pocket. The pocket is super fun, but I normally leave it out since it's a bit quicker sew...that and I cannot serge around the pocket...I am a bit lazy at times. If you leave the pocket off though, it's the quickest serger project ever. You can find the pattern included in the 'S' Is for Sewing Ebook from Sewing With Boys.


Thank you so much for stopping by, and make sure to check out all the other stops in the tour! I had a great time creating this look, and my son is having an awesome time sporting the look. Come back soon for more inspiration!

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1 comment:

  1. What a great job and thanks for reminding us why gender stereotyping is not ok. I'm really pleased my sons have picked up their likes without being influenced by others, and honestly, the older generations in our family were the worst about it. He looks so happy and that shirt is so fun and vibrant.

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