Friday, November 14, 2014

Match with Me

Hello friends! I am so happy to be part of the Match with Me: Mother - Son sewing series today. It is a totally awesome idea from the mastermind, and super cool sewing mama of boys, Stacey from Boy, Oh Boy, Oh boy Crafts. You guessed it, the series is all about sewing mother and son coordinated outfits.

When the idea of this series came about the questions were asked "How old are your boys and do they still like you to sew for them?" My boys are now 9 and 10 years old and I consider myself very lucky to answer "Yes, they still love it when I sew for them."

So when the invitation to the series came I knew I had to say yes. It is so much easier to sew for my daughter; girl patterns are quite abundant. Participating in this series was a great reminder of how rewarding it is to sew for my boys... and myself.

But... what would a mother-son photo shoot be without an adequate photo bomb from my daughter. LOL!

Though anytime I try to get my boys together for a photo shoot we tend to have some sibling rivalry (hence the grumpy face you see on Ethan) we still have fun! And that is the best part.

It was actually Ethan's idea that i make hats for all of us. And what perfect timing with the weather changing and all. But, instead of making us all the same thing, I made us all coordinating hats and scarves that fit each of our personalities. 

I drafted all the patterns myself and I am quite pleased with the results. The boys' hats each have hidden pockets too. Its the little features like that that make sewing for boys so much fun.
For my hat I was aiming for something cloche-ish. It didn't quite turn out the way I envisioned but I still like it very much and will get lots of use out of it this winter. 

 We went out after the photo shoot and my boys wore their hats and scarves the whole time. I had to check to make sure they didn't try to wear them to bed; seriously. Then today they even wore them to school.  :) It makes my heart swell to see them wear their mama made items so happily! <3

 Thank you so much, Stacey, for inviting me to sew along with this series. It is an idea much overdue and I am honored to be able to participate.

Happy (BOY) sewing!