I have a confession. There is some serious gender inequality in my house. It would seem that I only sew for girls. There, I’ve said it. Being a kind of girly girl myself (though one who doesn’t look great in pink) I love sewing for Lizzy. She has more ruffle skirts than any fashionable three year old needs and enough dresses to clothe her entire kindergarten. And still I don’t stop sewing for her. I love girly fabric and trims, hair accessories, badges and beads.
And Marto? While nobody could ever doubt my infinite love for my sticky, laughing boy – in his first year I have made him one pair of pants and an appliquéd t-shirt. That’s it.
In order to remedy this, I’ve spent some time hunting around the web for some cute boy inspiration. It all seemed fairly thin on the ground until I came across Celebrate the Boy on Made by Rae - a month dedicated to all sorts of boy goodness. I’m excited to say that I have caught the bug and I’m dedicating November to sewing for my boy. It’s going to be a month of bucket hats, cuffed pants, boy softies and t-shirts!
Keep an eye on our gallery to check out my progress. I’m off to Hawthorne Threads to make my stash a little more gender neutral...