[Thank you to everyone who entered the Sewing for Boys book giveaway.]
I'm so excited today to be included in the Sewing for Boys Book blog tour. If you haven't caught wind of it until now, the owners of Patterns by Figgy's, Shelly and Karen, co-authored a book! And I know you'll be excited to hear that it's all about sewing for boys (of course I've already picked out quite a few projects that will be fun to make for my girls, too).
They did a fantastic job of compiling an awesome collection of 24 projects geared towards sewing for boys, you know, the most neglected gender in the sewing realm. I'm so happy because it falls at no better time than my cute little nephew, Grant's first birthday! I can't imagine being able to resist sewing things for him. It's fun to dig through the 'ol fabric stash and find some goodies and think of how he might look in them, start walking in them, throw food at his parents in them, you get the picture....
So here's my version of the Easy Linen Shirt. And guess what, it IS easy! Probably the most fun and rewarding project I've made in a long time. It required minimal effort and time to complete, has impeccable instructions, and is so cute!
I loved that they have all sorts of information on finishing seams, great techniques that you'll use over and over again.
I can't wait to sew up a couple pairs of Treasure Pocket Pants like Ashley, or maybe I'll give myself a challenge with The Henry Shirt like Meg did. Definitely go check out the screaming deal on their book over at amazon!
Ready to win a copy of Sewing for Boys for yourself???
- Just leave a nice comment! One entry per person. Please leave your email address in your comment. You can leave it in a format like this if you wish: anna [at] gmail [dot] com, it's up to you though, if you have your email listed in your blogger profile, that works too!
- One winner will be chosen.
- Open to international entries.
- Giveaway ends Sunday, September 11th at 10pm (central time).
You can follow the rest of the blog tour with these fantastic bloggers in the upcoming weeks (and go check out the ones in the past too):
September 5 Made by Rae
September 6 Sew, Mama, Sew
September 7 The Southern Institute & Film in the Fridge
September 8 Elsie Marley
September 9 Noodlehead & Oh, Fransson!
September 10 I Heart Linen
September 11 Anna Maria Horner
September 12 Craft Buds, Pink Chalk Fabric , Prudent Baby , Sew Much Ado
September 13 Very Purple Person, Quilt Story & Sew Sara
September 14 The Long Thread
September 15 Susan Beal
September 16 True Up
September 17 All Buttoned Up & Bolt Fabric Boutique
September 18 MADE & Wiley Craft
[fabrics used: inner collar - katie jump rope by denyse schmidt, shirt - echo by lotta jansdotter for windham, vines (available early november)