I’m so excited to be part of the blog tour for the just-released S is for Sewing ebook, written by the contributors to the Sewing with Boys blog. This is their second ebook and it is just as awesome as their first one! The focus of this ebook is back to school. Included are four patterns and a ton of awesome extras. You can pick up your copy of the ebook here.
I chose a nice medium weight linen for the blazer and really love the drape of the finished garment. I opted for this tan color which can be dressed up or down easily – casual with a white tee and pair of jeans or dressy with a collared shirt and dress pants. The elbow length sleeve sets this blazer apart from others on the market and is perfect for back to school weather.
The pattern includes marking lines for a two-button blazer, but I opted to make mine a little more fun and casual by using one larger button. This is a 1 1/8 inch button on a size 4 blazer.
This button included a first for me! I attached it using my sewing machine instead of stitching it on by hand. I may never attach a button by hand again. The machine was so much quicker and the stitching is beautiful, even on the backside.
The inside of the blazer finishes up perfectly since the pattern is written to use French seams and a section of bias tape trim. You’ll just have to trust me on this since I forgot to take a picture 🙂
I had every intention of also sharing pictures of my Looseleaf Knapsack – another of the patterns included in the ebook – but a combination of technical glitches and summer travel issues prevented that. Here is a sneak peek. I promise to share the finished product with you very soon!
As our summer vacation draws to an end, I am looking forward to making some of the extras included in the ebook. At the top of my list is the milk money pouch which can be clipped to a backpack or lunchbox. My older son takes money to school each day to buy a snack at his after school program so this will be perfect!
I am also looking forward to following the freezer paper stencil tutorial to spruce up some of my boys’ tshirts.
Finally, the section about how to make a fully handmade back to school wardrobe has my design gears spinning. I’m currently making a list of the patterns I want to use and the fabric stash I have waiting back at home. Although my older son wears uniforms to school, the little guy doesn’t 🙂
Don’t forget to pick up your very own copy of the S is for Sewing ebook here.
Until next time,