My Jacob is growing up so fast! He has out grown so many of the patterns in my collection. He has been begging for some new dress shirts that were mama made. (He has not had anything new sewn for him in about a year) If you know me too you know that I love, love to sew for my boys and I do love a great dress shirt pattern for them. It's my favorite type of sewing of all! I found out the Ellie Inspired was making some new pattern that went all the way up to a size 16! Yippy!! I don't know who was more excited me or Jacob. Then to top it off I was more than lucky and blessed to be able to pattern test for Ellie Inspired this past few weeks! EEPP! A dream come true! (can you feel the excitement of mine?!?)
First up is the Charlie's Camp shirt, the size range of the pattern is a sizes 1-16. Yep, it fits Caspian to Jacob and there is still one more size left on this pattern for Jacob to grew in. I can tell you this pattern will be more than well used! (I have already made 4 of these up to date, I can't wait to show the other ones as well but you'll just have to wait.....) This was also my very first time sewing a "proper" collar with a collar stand, I can't tell you how excited I was to see it finished! Some of the other lovely features are the pleats on the long sleeves and the back of the shirt. This shirt comes in a long sleeve or short sleeve version. I really do love the length of the sleeves on this shirt, it falls just the right place and yet there is still some room for his growth spurts that way this should fit him all fall and winter long. ( big plus!) This one above is made in a Robert Kaufman interweave chambray in strawberry. I need to buy some more chambray for my boys for these shirts now. He loves this shirt as much as I do too!! (I wonder if she'll make a men's shirt?!?)
I did even make that shirt I promised him too. I had just enough fabric to make this one too. He has wanted a new shirt in this fabric for a while and it felt so good to make it for him. heheheh, his other brothers were a bit jealous of these shirts too. I never had all five children wanting me to sew for them at the time before, it felt pretty good too. : )
Next up is the Class Clown Cargo pants! This are pretty awesome too. Once again the sizing goes from a size 1-16 so I can see me getting so much use out of this pattern as well. It has pockets on the front, back and sides and a separate waist band. One of the best parts of this pattern is that is sews up fairly quickly too. I made these in about 2 hours. That's pretty good for a busy mama sewing for four boys. Wait till you see the other pants I made with this pattern!! It looks like a flip but it's not really and so quick and easy to make (yes this a teaser!) I'll show you ladies the pants and the how to later on this next week.
Don't they great on him!?! He worn them all day declaring they were just as comfy as the top, and those pockets?!? Yes I totally love them too. : )
This was just the first round of new things I have to show you for the great new pattern of Ellie Inspired! You'll have to come back tomorrow to see some more great sewing for my Jacob and then a super cute outfit for my baby boy as well.