It’s almost time for the Bundle Up sale! Bundle Up is a collective of patterns that releases every few months. The patterns are all new, and all share a common theme. You get to mix and match the patterns you want, so you get all of and only the patterns that will work best for you. And kids, this Bundle Up is all about BOYS!
And not just little boys, either. The patterns releasing in this Bundle Up have size ranges that include babies to teens. Yep, not just tweens, even. TEENS! You want awesome, well-drafted patterns to sew for your 14 year old? This Bundle Up is going to have them. And in a fantastic variety of everything from underwear to outwear, and all the in between layers, too!
The sale starts Friday, and lasts only a week. But today, as a special preview, I’m showing you two of the new patterns:
Ellie Inspired’s Sleepy Bear PJs & Robe and Jocole’s Tank & Boxer Set, sewn for my 11 year old son and my 12 year old nephew.
The boys are both wearing the Sleepy Bear PJ pants. I mashed them up just a little bit with the Jocole Boxer pattern, giving them both a functioning fly. The Sleepy Bear pattern has instructions for a faux fly, too, if you wanted the look without the extra steps. Even with the extra steps of a fly, these sewed up super fast. And the fit is great. Nice and loose, but not overly baggy. I used a crazy soft voile for Luca’s pants. It’s thin, which is perfect for the warmer weather we’re having now. They are so soft and comfortable-looking, I seriously wish I had a pair for myself. I may run back to the fabric store and grab another yard to make a pair for myself! Kael’s are in a shirting from Jo-Ann Stores. I love the traditional blue and white stripe.
Luca is wearing the Jocole Tank in a soft rayon/cotton blend jersey. I made his tank just a touch too small for him, so it’s a bit tight. But he said it’s comfortable anyway, and told me he wanted to just wear it for the rest of the day after our photo shoot. Kael’s PJ top is the tee from the Sleepy Bear set. It’s supposed to be a V-neck, which I love. But he wanted a traditional crew-neck. Kids! Tweens! whatever. So crew he got. Super simple adjustment, I just rounded off the neckline when cutting out.
And then there is both boys’ favorite part: The Robes.
The Sleepy Bear Robe pattern is so great. It hits at the knees, so isn’t too long or too short. Both boys loved the hood, which is lined. Lots of room for costume and dress-up play with this one, especially with Halloween coming up. I’m likely going to be using this pattern to make a Grim Reaper for my eight year old in a few weeks. I did change the pattern just a tiny bit for these two. The pattern has the belt running through three belt loops at the waist. I skipped the belt loops and just sewed the center of the belt to the center of the robe at the back. That way, the belt won’t get lost or fall. And it saved me time and material when sewing. Win win! I do wish I had added pockets. Both boys mentioned missing pockets, and I’m tempted to pick out the side seams and add them. Tempted, but probably won’t because picking out is The Worst. But when I make a Sleepy Bear Robe again, there will be pockets. Kael’s robe is all cotton knits, and Luca’s is a super-awesome retro-red French terry from Fabric.com. I pretty love it the very most.
You can get the Sleepy Bear PJs and the Jocole Tank & Boxer patterns on Friday, along with your choice of TWELVE other boy patterns. Lots of potential for girl-sewing with each of these, too. Just lots of potential in these patterns, in general, here! As proof, check out all the stops along the Bundle UP Blog Tour that will last the length of the sale. And make sure to check out the Bundle UP sale itself when it starts on Friday!!
It won’t publish until tomorrow, but seriously, you have.got.to check out what Max California made! Set a reminder for yourself or something. You won’t be disappointed. And set a reminder for Friday to go grab a the Boy Bundle Up!