{Boys Mabel Madison} Tour

Duds for Dudes??? Well, of course! I love sewing for my little guys, and quite honestly I think that I sew for them more often than I do for my daughter.

In the non-sewers world, so many people seem to talk about how there are no cute clothes for boys out there. Thankfully IN the sewing world, there are a TON of totally awesome patterns out there for the little dudes!

I teamed up with Mabel Madison for the Dudes for Duds Blog tour showcasing some of their fabric for our look. They have a whole section to shop just for the boys. Let me tell you, I had a fun time shopping over there...so many amazing options for the boys! As I looked around on their site, I pulled together a few prints and created a "mood-board" of sorts to gather my ideas together, and here is what I came up with.

[from top to bottom]

When I received my fabrics in the mail it was LOVE! Oh the blues just coordinated perfectly, and the foxes are so buttery soft. I really am impressed with the quality of the Stenzo knits....it just doesn't compare to anything that I have ever ordered before and definitely not your typical flimsy jersey. Great weight, vibrant colors, and they wash up beautifully! I do want to mention that the twill that I received had some dye issues when I washed it up, but Emily was kind enough to replace it for me in a jiffy, however her magic carpet wasn't working so I was unable to get the pants that I had planned to sew up ready in time for this post. I will make sure to post on those as I get them completed!

The pattern that I chose for my son's top is the Harvey V-Neck! I tested this pattern last year, and it is just one of the fun tees that I can see myself coming back to over and over for it's versatility. It has been a few months since I have used this pattern, so I figured that it was a great opportunity to pull it out again. I had to reprint because my big guy had gone up 2 sizes since last year! Oh gosh how he has grown. I think that he will fit into this one for quite a bit now though. I have the most fun playing with colors and putting together fabrics that you wouldn't normally think to coordinate and this pattern is great for doing just that with the color-blocking options that it has. My son just loves the foxes, so of course I had to showcase those on the main tee!

Ok, and now since I couldn't stop taking pics of my handsome fella, here is a photobomb for ya!!!!

I highly recommend that you head on over and check out the other stops along the way this week! Such fun inspiration for great quality fabrics!!!! Thank you for stopping by :)

Mabel Madison is really thrilled to host a week-long blog tour focused on sewing for BOYS! Every day this week, you'll have a chance to visit with a few of our friends and see what they have made for their boys. Here are today's stops:


  1. That outfit is awesome! Love the colorblocking and the contrasting thread and the pants! The fabric is amazing too!

  2. so cool! That shirt looks so well sewn!

  3. Great job on the top. I love it and he looks pleased with it!

  4. The Harvey V-neck looks like such a fun pattern. I love your choice in fabrics for it!

  5. Great post about boys clothing.

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