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Just-like-Dad Flannel Robe

Your little guy will feel like a real man when he gets to wear a robe just like his dad; that’s where the Just Like Dad Flannel Robe pattern comes in! This pattern is designed for two fabrics so the robe will have a comfortable weight and softness and also contrasting lapels and cuffs.

The pattern details:

  • This is a beginner-friendly pattern; it has pieces for the fronts, back, sleeves and belt.
  • The Just Like Dad robe comes in sizes 2/3 to 6/7.
  • Fabric requirements for the main fabric: 1 3/4 yards to 2 1/4 yards
  • Fabric requirements for lining: 1 3/4 yards to 2 1/4 yards
  • Fabric recommendations: cotton flannel, wool flannel, shot cotton (chambray)
  • You’ll also need a universal needle and thread to sew this robe.

Here are some of the fabulous versions of this pattern that have shown up in our Flickr pool:

Three adorable kids for three adorable robes:

A soft and cozy fleece robe:

Punch it up with stripes:

What a roar!

Remember, robes aren’t just for bedtime:

Thanks so much to the fabulous sewists who have contributed to the Sewing for Boys Flickr Pool! Will your project be featured next? Jump right in!


Out on the Town Jacket

Today’s pattern spotlight is the Out on the Town Jacket! This dapper little jacket features a vintage feel with modern comfort for your little gentleman. Make a formal jacket for dining out or a special event, or choose a more casual fabric to make a laid-back afternoon jacket for any day of the year!

The pattern details:

  • This is an intermediate level sewing pattern, featuring pieces for the back, fronts, pocket and sleeves.
  • The Out on the Town Jacket is sized for 18 months through size 6/7.
  • Fabric requirements: 7/8 yard – 1 1/4 yard each for the lining and the outer fabrics
  • Fabric recommendations for the outer shell: seersucker, linen, lightweight wool, corduroy
  • Fabric recommendations for the lining: muslin, quilting cotton, silk, rayon
  • This pattern also requires thread, 3-5 buttons, lightweight fusible interfacing, a fabric marking pen or chalk and water-soluble basting tape.

Let’s take a look at some of the jackets that have made their appearances Out on the Town:

This linen version with chevron lining made the perfect outfit for a wedding:

This plaid adaptation is perfect for those Autumn Back-to-School days:

Made in a fun print, this is the jacket you won’t have to fight him to put on:

Have you made one of these jackets for your little man to wear out on your town? Share it with us in the Sewing for Boys Flickr pool; we’d love to see it!

Bobby’s Bathers

Those of you in the Southern Hemisphere are probably soaking up the sun right now, while those of us in the northern half of the world are dreaming of those summer days yet to come!

Here’s a little sunshine for your day – a pattern spotlight on “Bobby’s Bathers,” a pattern from Sewing for Boys that’s perfect for swimming trunks or everyday run-around shorts.

Photo used courtesy of Hopeful Threads

About the pattern:

  • Bobby’s Bathers is a pair of swim trunks that actually have a customized fit for your little guy. No more one-size-fits all trunks for him!
  • This pattern comes in sizes 2/3, 4/5, and 6/7
  • Fabric requirements: 1/2 yard to 1 1/8 yards
  • Recommended fabrics: waterproof nylon, poly-cotton blend for swim trunks. Make them into regular shorts by using cotton, seersucker, ticking, linen, or cotton shirting.
  • You’ll also need thread, Velcro, 1″ wide elastic, lightweight iron-on interfacing, and 1/4″ cording to make these shorts.

A few lovely bloggers have made these shorts and shared them with the world, and we’re delighted to feature them today!

Kristy from Hopeful Threads made a pair that’s just swimmingly cute (sorry, we couldn’t resist that one)!

Image via Hopeful Threads

Just look at this adorable fishy tag she added for that one-of-a-kind touch:

Image via Hopeful Threads


Nicole from LilyBug Designs also made a pair – we’re overwhelmed by the seersucker cuteness!

We love how this simple pattern (it only has two pattern pieces to maneuver!) can become an instant outfit for any occasion. The seersucker is just perfect for Easter, especially with the coordinating cap!

Thanks so much to Kristy and Nicole for sharing their projects with us!

Would you like to be next? Share your photos in the Sewing for Boys Flickr pool whenever you make something from the book, and we just might highlight your projects in our next post!