Handmade Boy Style Volume 4 – Your Handmade Style

We have had another week of high temperatures and the boys wearing the same old stuff, so I have nothing new to show you. BUT – a cold front came in last night and I intend to get pictures tomorrow to share next week.

In the meantime, I want to showcase some handmade boys clothes from blogland and from my Flickr pool . I get thrilled every time I see my patterns used somewhere, and I spotted them all over Project Run and Play and the Project Run and Play Sew Along, as well as throughout KCWC.

Starting with Project Run and Play – Heidi from Elegance and Elephants used several of my patterns through the competition (she’s also been a pattern tester for me several times), including in her signature look:

Delia at Delia Creates modified the Basic Blazer in her Boys Week look:
The season winner, Hayley from Welcome to the Mouse House even did a girl version (and yes, I realize this post is titled Handmade BOY style, but I couldn’t resist including this one). 
That versatile Basic Blazer is also showing up in all kinds of costumes.
Kristin over at skirtastop used it in her film petit series (side note: if you haven’t checked out this series you have to. Have to.)
film petit: fantastic mr. fox

This Joker Costume was added to my Flickr Pool by Diedelbug

R's Joker costume

And Cheryl from Time Really Does Fly made this Bert Blazer for a Mary Poppin’s costume. 

And from KCWC, Toni-Maree made these super professional Clean Slate Shorts


And Without Directions made these colorful Clean Slate Pants

While Stacey at Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy! made this version. 

And finally, I am loving the Blank Tanks that Mend and Make New has been making – this bright colored one

And this owl one

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  1. kristin says

    Oh thanks so much for the feature, Melissa! I’m dying to make another blank slate blazer, maybe this time for my daughter…!

  2. nest full of eggs says

    I used the pants & the blazer patterns for the base of 3 pieces I sewed for my son during PR&P season 5… I’m currently blogging about some of the details of my PR&P season 5 looks & this next week or so I’ll be blogging about the boy looks, as soon as I get those up, I’ll add my photos to your flickr pool :)

  3. says

    Like the other ladies, I am thrilled you featured my pants. My son loves them so they are a winner as far as comfort goes. And I really enjoyed sewing them up, so they are a winner as far as sewing ease goes. It is fun to see that your patterns are floating all around blog-land. I really admire that you took that leap of sewist to pattern designer!

  4. says

    Thanks so much for featuring my “Jolly Holiday Bert” blazer made using your wonderful pattern! Your pattern was a joy to use…from the printing all the way to the final button!

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