Saturday, February 27, 2016

Be Bold: Handmade Boy's Boys Can Wear Pink Season 2 {Blog Tour & Giveaway}


Welcome to my stop on Handmade Boy's Boys Can Wear Pink blog tour! This was such a fun tour last year and it worked out perfectly with my boy's favorite colors, brown and pink, and you can check out that post here! I love the message, that just because it's pink doesn't mean it's for girls. It's a color. That is all. Boys Can Wear Pink too!

The Berry Bunch: Be Bold: Handmade Boy's Boys Can Wear Pink Season 2 {Blog Tour & Giveaway}

The Outfit
I will be honest. I did not have as clear an inspiration this time. My little dude has switched his favorite color to brown (and it makes me horribly sad!) because he has since been made fun of. But he heard another little boy has a favorite color of purple, so I am hoping that pink makes it back into his list of favorites!

I really wanted a button down layered look for his outfit as I love the look that gives, but lets face it... Newborn babes do not allow for the time needed to make one of those, especially when said baby is sick and when you are as inexperienced as I am with button downs (I have only ever made 1).

So after a trip to Joann's we decided on the Bright orange fabric for the body of the tee and the pink for the binding and pocket. I was worried the two color choices wouldn't match. The colors are definitely more BOLD than I ever choose! And I love how they look on my little guy! Don't mind while I sit in awe for a moment... *smitten momma moment*

The Berry Bunch: Be Bold: Handmade Boy's Boys Can Wear Pink Season 2 {Blog Tour & Giveaway}

The patterns I used...
The Berry Bunch: Be Bold: Handmade Boy's Boys Can Wear Pink Season 2 {Blog Tour & Giveaway}
Spencer Slacks by Momma Quail Patterns (one of the giveaway sponsors!)

The Hat
The Berry Bunch: Be Bold: Handmade Boy's Boys Can Wear Pink Season 2 {Blog Tour & Giveaway}

The hat is repurposed from a pair of khaki's sitting in my bin and the lining is a pink fabric I was gifted from a cousin's stash. It is the same as the binding. I used a stabilizer that was a bit too thick, but that is ok. I think it became more of an Indiana Jones hat, but I like it!

The Berry Bunch: Be Bold: Handmade Boy's Boys Can Wear Pink Season 2 {Blog Tour & Giveaway}


The shirt

The Berry Bunch: Be Bold: Handmade Boy's Boys Can Wear Pink Season 2 {Blog Tour & Giveaway}

My little guy is super skinny, and long. The shirt is an 18 month width (I could have gotten away with the 2t because of the pulling at the arm) and 4t length. I need to redo the neck from 4t to the 5. But it is still cute! And I can't get over the color combo! It was also my first time, ever, doing the binding on a v-neck! The only other time I ever made this shirt was for Halloween 2013 and I didn't do a neck binding...

The Berry Bunch: Be Bold: Handmade Boy's Boys Can Wear Pink Season 2 {Blog Tour & Giveaway}

The pants

The Berry Bunch: Be Bold: Handmade Boy's Boys Can Wear Pink Season 2 {Blog Tour & Giveaway}


These are one of his favorite pairs of pants. As soon as they come out of the dryer they are worn, multiple times, before making their way back to the hamper. It was a pair I had sewn up for testing. So, they aren't new, but they fit the look so well!

The Berry Bunch: Be Bold: Handmade Boy's Boys Can Wear Pink Season 2 {Blog Tour & Giveaway}


The Tour!
Check out these other awesome creations!


The Giveaway
Prize package includes the following:
1 pattern of choice from Momma Quail Patterns
2 patterns of choice (excluding bundles) from Patterns for Pirates
3 digital designs of choice from Handmade Escapade
3 patterns of choice from Winter Wear Designs
Bartowski Slim Tie Pattern from Paraplu
$10 gift certificate from Mabel Madison

There will be one random winner. International entries welcome. Winner will be contacted via email and will have 48 hours to claim their prize before a new winner will be drawn at random.
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Happy Sewing!