Boys in Summer Blog Tour

Welcome to the final day of the Boys in Summer Blog Tour hosted by Made by Little Gents.

I’m showing off The Discoverer Tee Unisex Pattern by Ellie&Mac done three different ways. Fabulous Home Sewn also blogged about this top during this tour. You can see her version by clicking here. As you can see, all four, (my three plus her one), are completely different. OH. P.S. All of Ellie&Mac is on sale for 35% off, as of the time of this posting. Save 35% off your entire order, excluding Wacky Wednesday deals.

The pattern consists of five pieces – neckband, sleeve (cut 2), front bodice, back bodice, and bottom bodice (cut 2). With the number of pieces, you can easily play with your fabric choices to make the Discoverer Tee many different ways.

For Jackson, I made a version where neckline, front bodice, and back bodice are the same fabric. The Jack Skellington top! He’s Jack. It’s Jack Skellington. It’s fun!

This one has the front and back bodices in one fabric and the remainder of the pieces done in another. Monster trucks! He’s obsessed with monster trucks. “Hey bud, I’m going to sew for you.” “A monster truck shirt?” “Uh, sure. I can make that work.”

This version is Jack’s favourite though. Front and back bodice are one fabric, neckband and sleeves are a second fabric, and bottom bodices are a third fabric.

The Discoverer Tee is a pretty fun pattern! Don’t you think? It’s also REALLY easy to make. Super beginner friendly, in my opinion.

I haven’t taken Jack’s measurements in a while. His old ones from November put him in a size 2T. I opted to make a size 3T for him, and I think it’s pretty darn perfect! The size range for the Discoverer Tee is from 12-18 months to size 14. And while I did make it for my man cub, it is a unisex pattern. Make it for your boys, make it for your girls!

The boy is always so appreciative of the sewing I do for him. He’s also super impatient. He spends most of my sewing time playing in my sewing room, asking me every few minutes if I’m done yet.

My second oldest daughter tried to convince me that the Jack Skellington top is too girly. She even tried it on, with a bit of a struggle. She’s seven, and while small for her age, she’s not a size 3T. What do you think? Too girly?

He’s such a good little model!

Which version is your favourite? Let me know in the comments!

Boys in Summer Blog Tour: Part of the Sewing Blue Blog Tour series hosted by Made for Little Gents

Looking for more summer boy inspiration? Follow along on the Boys in Summer Blog Tour hosted by Made by Little Gents by clicking through the links below.

Fri. May 4
Made for Little Gents (Intro to Boys in Summer Blog Tour)
Mon. May 7
Elli & Nels in Stitches
Tues. May 8
Our Play Palace | Made by Laura! | Beri Bee Designs
Wed. May 9
Made for Little Gents | Momma Newey’s Makes
Thurs. May 10
Phat Quarters | Dreams & Stitches
Fri. May 11
Stylin’ Stacy | Tenille’s Thread
Mon. May 14
Paisley Roots | Fabulous Home Sewn
Tues. May 15
Seams Like Style | Kathy’s Kwilts and More
Wed. May 16
Sewing with D | Auschick Sews | Seams Sew Lo
Thurs. May 17
My Sewing Roots | Sewing à la Carte | Middle River Studio
Fri. May 18
Lunatiek | Needles to Say | Manning The Machine

About manningthemachine

I'm Laura. Mama to four, and wife to one awesome guy. I'm ever so slightly sarcastic. Just a little bit. I like to quote movies, but since our house is managed by little people, most of those quotes come from kiddie shows. At least my husband generally gets the references. It makes me feel less awkward. I took sewing lessons starting at the age of 8, through the Kids Can Sew program. I took lessons for four or five years. Then I became a snotty teen and decided sewing was lame. I've repented of my ways, and enjoy sewing for my little ones. And sometimes other people. And almost never for myself. Oh hey. My blog name. "Manning The Machine." I think it's probably only funny if you know me in real life. And even then, maybe it is only funny to me. My last name is Manning. This is a blog about my sewing. Manning The (Sewing) Machine. Do you get it? Do you? No. That's fine. I think it's funny even if you don't.
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8 Responses to Boys in Summer Blog Tour

  1. Sunni S. says:

    Cute cute cute! I am obsessed with Nightmare Before Christmas, so the Jack Skellington one is a definite win. 🙂


  2. auschick says:

    I love that orange stripe actually!! I think the monster truck one is my favorite 🙂


  3. This is such a beautiful trio. The fabric and colour matching is spot on. Well done.


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