Sewing for Vince: My favourite boys patterns

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The Hosh pants pattern giveaway winner was Rebecca Holmes! Congratulations girl! Thank you everyone who entered, your comments were H I L A R I O U S!


I'm a massive fan of free patterns, but on the odd occasion I get peer pressured {by looking at the beautiful clothing my fellow mama bloggers make} into buying some patterns. I love the 'new' way of getting patterns! Buying them online, having the PDF emailed almost straight away to you. I can print them off whenever I like, cut them out in the size I want, and then print them again if I want a different size!

Here's a mix of free & bought patterns that I use regularly in making clothes for Vincent! A lot of them are basic patterns you can change up however you want to become something very different!

I decided to do a post here devoted to all my favourite patterns, with examples of what I have made from them! If you need more convincing, check out the Flickr pools for each of them. A 'Flickr pool' is basically a group of photos people have added! It's fantastic for inspiration!



1. Dana's Kids Pants
This is a FREE pattern,and one that I have used since Vincent was really young. The size is about a 2T, and I am now at the stage of adding a cm all around to make them fit my tall almost 4 year old. These are a FANTASTIC pattern for whipping up pants, or making them into shorts. Dana also has several tutorials on how to add pockets, how to line them, how to make them into several different styles!



The first pair I ever made Vincent was when he was a little guy! 10 month old Vincent wore a severely shortened pair of the Kid Pants. I added knee patches to them.

I need to go take pics of Vincent in all the Kid Pants he owns, or at least find old photos of him in them! I can't believe I've never blogged about them! You'll have to take my word for it, pretty much every pair of pants I have made him in the last 3 years has been Kids Pants.

2. Rae's Flashback Skinny Tee
This pattern is $10, but is such a great cut! It's perfect for Vincent, and it's important to have a basic t-shirt pattern that fits well when making clothes for your kid! Even if all you are doing is a plain shirt, or stencilling something to it. Or maybe you need a good pattern to do some resizing and t-shirt surgeries for your little guy, THIS is the t-shirt pattern to have! It comes in sizes 12months to 5T {and now 6-14!}



I used the Flashback Skinny Tee pattern when I made Vince's tiger shirt for Kids Clothing Week Challenge {October 2012 version}

3. LouBee Clothing's Hosh Pants
These are a fantastic, no fuss, fairly-quick sew for pants for boys {or girls!}. You can make them basically out of any fabric ever and they rule.

I have made a pink pair



A tuxedo striped pair


And several pairs I am yet to photograph and blog about! I love them so much I even hosted a giveaway for the pattern!

4. Blank Slate Patterns' Basic Blazer
THIS. This pattern is amazing. Do NOT be intimidated that it is a little guys {or girls!} suit jacket! It is easy to sew up! Just take it one step at a time and you will be So proud of yourself! It is only $7.95 and well worth it! This is the second blazer/jacket pattern I own, and it is definitely my favourite {the other one is a Burda pattern with a zillion pieces}. This is a great pattern, little guys' jackets are super expensive, and you can make this up into ANY fabric you want!



 I used the basic blazer as a base for Vincent's motorcycle vest in week 2's look in Project Run & Play. I also used in in week 3's look, changing the collar to a shawl collar.


And I used it as the base for my Sgt Pepper's inspired military jacket for week 6!



5. Peekaboo Pattern Shop's Skinny Jeans
THESE. I'm serious. Go and buy them RIGHT NOW. For $8 you are getting a pattern that fits from 12months right up to size 8! And also a doll pattern is included. These are my base for pretty much every pair of jeans I am making Vincent at the moment. They have a faux fly, so no need to worry about zippers {although it's not difficult to add one once you get your head around it}, an adjustable waistband, and the perfect amount of pockets. These are the jeans you want to make when you can't justify spending over $20 on a pair of jeans for your kid! The pattern is for fabric that stretches a little, but I cut my non-stretch fabrics on the bias and add about 2cm on the side seam so it is comfortable for Vince. Bingo!



I cut them above the knee to make Vincent these cute mint skinny jeans shorts during Kids Clothing Week Challenge {October 2012}


And also in the yellow!


I used the Skinny Jeans in my week 2's look for Project Run & Play!


And I made them for my Week 3 look as well. I made dual-tone jeans for him, with zippers at the ankles!

6. Designs By Sessa's Baggies
These are such a cute pattern! They sew up fairly easily and just look so great! This pattern is FREE and is in a size 3T. I use old t-shirts for these, but you can really use anything that stretches! My favourite is the binding on the pockets and the contrast on the pocket linings.



I cut up 2 shirts for these shorts for Vincent for KCWC {October 2012}. I wasn't sure I was going to like them until they were finished and can I just say I LOVE THESE. So does Vincent. They have dirt stains all over the bottom :/

I also made this rainbow pair for him.

7. Dana's Basic Tee
This is only in size 4, but it fit my size 3 boy really well! It's a nice roomy fit tee. I made this up quickly out of an old tee of mine, and I loved it!




So in summary here's what my staple boys' patterns are:

Free
Kids Pants [2-3T]
Baggies [3T]
Basic Tee [4T]

Under $10
Flashback Skinny Tee [12mths - 5T][You can now also get the next sizing up in 6-14!]
Hosh Pants [12mths-5T}
Basic Blazer [18mths-8]
Skinny Jeans [12mths - 10]

Have you got an absolutely favourite pattern, tried & tested that you can't live without? Let me know in the comments or email me so I can try it out!


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