Guess who’s excited for some boy sewing?! And not just any boy sewing, but cool boy sewing? We are! We’re on tour today for the Boy’s Bundle Up collection! From tomorrow til the 29th, you can get these fantastic, brand new patterns at a serious discount. I did receive these three patterns for free for testing and being on the tour, but I 100% love them and can’t wait to buy the rest!
You may as well get your coffee and prepare for lots of pictures! I think this is one of the coolest outfits I’ve sewn for my boy and I just love it! A couple days ago, I shared my History of Flight Mystery Challenge – this outfit is almost exactly what I originally had in mind! Let’s start with the jacket:
This is the P51 Flight Jacket by Terra’s Treasures. It’s an asymmetrical, fully-lined, bomber-style jacket. The results are fantastic, but it is not for the faint of heart – especially sewn in heavy leather!
I found a ladies leather jacket at Goodwill – it happened to have the right color tag to make it half off, so I scored it for $5! Sweet! The stripe detail that you can see was actually on the sleeves of the original, but they were wide enough I could squeeze out these sleeves and two of the front bodice pieces. The main reason I grabbed the jacket was for the zippers set into the sleeves – I was able to keep them in these sleeves (they are not part of the actual pattern).
That snap tab on the collar is part of the pattern though! It adds such a professional little touch – I cannot say enough about all the cool details of this pattern! It’s a lot of work, but it’s sooo worth it. I usually prefer fast sews, but every now and then I like something really in depth – this jacket makes me feel so accomplished and thrilled with myself! I’ll admit to being a bit confused by the instructions at first, but when I actually sat down with the pattern pieces in front of me and followed each step, it wasn’t nearly as bad as I thought it would be :)
The Zee Tee by Tie Dye Diva is an awesome basic tee that can be colorblocked all sorts of ways. I tested it so I was ready to challenge myself a bit with this one. I’ve had this biplane fabric for quite a while now, but only a fat quarter (left over from the days when I thought I would be a quilter) – turns out it was just perfect for that panel! And now I know what I’ll be doing with all those fat quarters I’ve been saving! The fit is loose enough that using woven for one panel doesn’t make a difference.
The striped fabric is from Girl Charlee. I got a yard a while ago and am down to scraps. The blue is a clearance tee shirt. I love a shirt pattern that uses up all the odds and ends I have laying around!
I kept second guessing the placement of the stripes, but I’m so happy with it! He’s worn it every day this week! I gushed more about the pattern in my testing post :)
Now let’s talk about the pants! These are the Aviator Pants from Winter Wear Designs. Suzanne has done an amazing job with these!
They actually call for a knit fabric, but I had this amazing almost-camo print bottomweight from JoAnn. My son is so scrawny, I decided to take a chance – and it worked! I used the striped knit for the waistband and cuffs – I love the look of the cuffed legs!
I used the wrong side of the fabric for the triangle and knee patches for contrast (the knee patches are not included in the pattern – I added them in after realizing I had cut the legs wrong – of course, only after I’d already done all the detail work at the top!). I covered some pre-made piping with strips of the knit fabric and added that into the triangle and front pocket seams.
And that 3D cargo pocket! Suzanne’s instructions make what could be a complicated element so easy! I used freezer paper and white paint to add the winged star – I used three layers to make it really stand out.
The back pockets are welt pockets – I made them slightly narrower and slipped a zipper in before top stitching to make them zippered welt pockets. Super easy to do and it makes such a big impact! The pattern also includes a link to a tutorial for these.
Phew! If you’re still here, thanks for making it through all those! I think this is seriously one of my favorite outfits that I’ve made for John recently! I cannot wait to get started on the rest of the Bundle patterns – my boys are going to have some seriously cool clothes this fall :)