Hello hello hello! Welcome to my blog! This is one of my favorite blog tours of all time and I am so excited to share this with you! Last year, the incomparable Kelly of Handmade Boy created the Boys Can Wear Pink blog tour. The premise is all about showing the world that colors are not demonstrative of gender and that we will not stand for stereotypes on our boys anymore. And I love it! As a mother of an empathetic, sensitive preteen, stereotypes are beginning to play a big role in our day to day lives and it is an uphill battle to reassure him that he is okay. But he was still excited and willing to model for this blog tour. And honestly, Bubba doesn’t get enough time on my blog so I aim to remedy that. Let’s get to Boys Can Wear Pink Season 2!
The pattern I used is the Taylor Tee pattern from Pickle Toes Patterns. This is quickly becoming on of my go to patterns because it is quick, easy and comes in all sizes. There is a children’s version, a husky version and even a men’s version! Check out the Pickle Toes facebook group for a growing group of fun sewists and creative patterns! I am set to sew these from now until forever! Bubba is a big guy and he gets caught in the balance between children’s sizing and men’s sizing so I love when he fits something.
But how do I incorporate the pink? For this I decided to use a tutorial I have had for a long time but never found the occasion to use. Everything Your Mama Made and More is one of my tried and true favorite companies and one of the fantastic freebies that Kymy has offered is a Creeper Template. And I used the concept from the Boy’s Reverse Applique Pack to create a cool pink creeper for my Minecraft loving Mr.
And the rest is history.
He thinks he is super cool. Sigh… those boys.
Thank you so much for stopping in! And while you are here, enter to win some great prizes. Take a look around and hang out or check out my blog tourmates. And let’s work together to kick those stereotypes. Let the boys wear pink!
Prize package includes the following
1 pattern of choice from Momma Quail Patterns
2 patterns of choice (excluding bundles) from Patterns for Pirates
3 digital designs of choice from Handmade Escapade
3 patterns of choice from Winter Wear Designs
Bartowski Slim Tie Pattern from Paraplu
$10 gift certificate from Mabel Madison
There will be one random winner. International entries welcome. Winner will be contacted via email and will have 48 hours to claim their prize before a new winner will be drawn at random.