It’s time for another roundup from the wonderful collection of photos in the Celebrate the Boy Flickr Pool. Please please share yours, too! Today’s theme is…STRIPES! Here’s my second rule when it comes to sewing boy clothes:
I feel like the addition of stripes automatically makes clothing 100% more interesting. Thin stripes, bold stripes, contrast stripes, understated stripes? I love them all. The Show your Stripes Turtleneck is one of many striped tees I’ve made for Elliot (there’re a couple more in this post). They’re always a hit. Striped fabric is pretty easy to find (or make! check out Dana’s DIY-fabric post here!), which is definitely a plus when it come to sewing for boys.
Here are a few cozy stripes in knits:
Left: terry shorts, Middle: 90 minute shirt, Right: Busses
The middle long-sleeved tee uses a superfun contrast of solid color and stripes; and while the button-down shirt on the right isn’t technically a striped print, the effect is definitely stripey.
Laura of Craftstorming blogged these “jimjams” here.
The low-contrast stripes on the left are understated, but the solid trims define the stripes. And the notebook page on the right? Genius.
And here’s a few of my stripe faves from Pinterest:
This dapper blazer from H&M is one of my all-time favorites. SUCH a fantastic use of stripes (and color!):
Meg of Elsie Marley blogged about this Flashback Tee here; I love the pops of color and the gingham pants paired with the subtle stripes. Lovely!
And lookit these sleeves!
This post is part of Celebrate the BOY, a series of boy sewing posts hosted by me and Dana of MADE. Here’s what we’ve done so far:
DAY 1: Rae: Saffron Pants and Color Roundup / Dana: 5 Steps to the Basic Tee
DAY 2: Rae: Little Bit of Color Hoodie / Dana: Pants Roundup
DAY 3: Rae: Hoodie Tutorial / Dana: Kids Shorts/Pants with Back Pocket Tutorial
DAY 4: Rae: Show your Stripes Turtleneck / Dana: 13 DIY Fabrics