I will go against the grain and say – boys are NOT hard to sew for!
While I would love to sew some frilly pink dresses, I really enjoy sewing for and dressing my boy!
The only thing I find harder, is finding prints that I can make Mommy and Me sets from!
This neutral Black and White Plaid from Barncat Knit Fabrics was the perfect print for my first attempt at a set!
I used the free Slim Dolman top from Halla Patterns for my shirt (first time sewing it up).
And I used the free Ringer Tee from Brindille & Twig for Little Mister A’s shirt.
To be honest, I picked these patterns largely in part because I already had them cut and assembled in the correct sizes and wanted to cheat that step.
I think they look pretty cute as a set together though!
The fabric is a polyester spandex blend with 4 way stretch. It is niiiiiice and smooth! But was super easy to line up and cut straight – the fabric didn’t shift around on itself!
Haven’t never sewn with fabric quite like this before so my sewing machine and I fought a little bit to get the right flow, but we settled on a short, narrow zigzag stitch and successfully sewed both shirts with relative ease! (And a 1/4″ seam allowance on both to boot!)
If you haven’t heard of Barncat Knit Fabrics before you should go check them out! It is an America group but she was able to ship to me for an okay price AND I wasn’t charged duty when it arrived! (Might just be coincidence) Also, it came way faster than I expected seeing as it had to make it through customs!