Monday, April 14, 2014

Easter Sewing: For the Boys

I love little collared shirts for little boys!
So far I've completed the shirts I had planned on making my boys for Easter. Yes, they're matching, but since they are ages 3 and 1 and will likely never let me do this for much longer, I'm going for it while I can still get pictures of such cuteness.

I also used two patterns that would totally fit in for Sew for Victory, so whenever I get the time and take the effort, I'll be posting them there, too.

Simplicity 2049 in a size 4 for the 3 year old son.
These shirts were oh so easy and quick to make that I already have plans for a few more possibly matching shirts for my boys. I didn't really alter anything, except for leaving out some of the topstitching, and I like how they don't look modern nor do they look vintage. It's amazing how styles for boys don't really change as much as girls do.
Advance 5881 in size 2 for the 18 month old son. 
I also have barely enough material to possibly squeeze out a matching shirt for my husband, but I'm not sure whether or not I'll have the time or bravery. Something about sewing clothes for my husband terrifies me.
Side by side, won't they be cute?

I've also started sewing on my daughter's Easter dress, which also happens to come from a 1940s pattern, so yay for Sew for Victory! And I have my Easter/Sew for Victory dress cut out and it will be coming up for sewing next.

Plaids almost line up completely. *Sigh*
Now whether I get all of these things sewn up before Easter is another question, but since I've got until April 30th to finish up for Sew for Victory I'm hopeful I will at least meet that deadline. I think sometimes I do better with a deadline for finishing things.

Until then, I'll be sewing, sewing, sewing, and then sewing some more in a mad dash to finish everything by Easter Sunday without making crazy-in-a-hurry mistakes along the way! *Scream!*

In some ways I'm amazed at how I do under pressure with crazy deadlines, but during the insanity, I'm just stressed about finishing on time.

Are you more productive with a deadline or do they just stress you out? 


  1. I love those little boys shirts, it is fun to dress them alike while they don't have much of an opinion. What a great double duty project, Easter and Sew for Victory! Congratulations, they love great!

    1. Thank you. I really enjoy sewing for my kids and part of the fun for them is getting to pick out the material. My three year old really liked the colors in this, but has also picked out some cute and colorful prints to make a few more. I've got a couple more Sew for Victory projects planned as well, but we'll see how much I can get done before the deadline, lol.