Dressing for Celebration part 2: the boys

Hi, Nicoletta here, I am blogging over Stitch&Cappuccino and more often posting on Instagram. I have participated to Kids Clothes Week for few years, since my daughter was little and she is 4 now. Having three small kids (4 years, 2 years, and 8 months), it is hard to find time to sew lately, but KCW is always a big motivation to do it. Maybe I will not sew an item per day, but even if I arrive to finish something at the end of the week it will be a big achievement.

And now let’s talk about Celebration. When Julie proposed this theme, my mind associated it to dressing for occasion, probably because this July is for me and my family a month full of celebrations. We had weddings to attend, but moreover we baptized both our sons. So I will focus this post on how to dress boys for occasions. Dressing boys can be tricky, I wanted them to be stylish but comfortable at the same time, because I know how much they moves and don’t really care if they are dressed up or down. So I have collected few inspirations and I want to share with you.

For a toddler boy, my opinion is that a shirt and slim pants or shorts will work just fine. You can add later details as a bow or a vest.

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To achieve this look, my short list is Morocco pants and shorts by Petitapetitandfamily, Theo shirt by Zonen09, or Sketchbook shirt and shorts by Oliver+s for a total look.


1.Sketchbook shirt by probablyactually 2.Morocco pants by petitapetitandfamily 3. Sketchbook shorts by probablyactually 4. Theo shirt by sweetkm


For the baby boy, I think the choice for me it is pretty simple: the bodysuit from the Lullaby Layette set by Oliver+S is a perfect base to personalize with few details that will make the difference.


1.Lullaby Layette bodysuit by wikstenmade 2.Etsy 3.Macy’s 4.Lullaby Layette bodysuit by Oliver+s

I hope this can be inspiring for all your sewing. And remember to celebrate everyday of your life with your little ones!



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  • Reply Ilaria July 27, 2016 at 7:55 am

    Well done Nicoletta! I don ‘t have any boys in my family and I found very hard to sew nice garments for them. You did a good choice. Enjoy your sewing 😉

    • Reply Nicoletta July 28, 2016 at 10:19 am

      Boys clothes are full of details, in a small scale. But now with two boys I am more motivated to try

  • Reply abductindia July 28, 2016 at 1:38 am

    For slim boys shirt and slim pants or shorts are perfect but finding clothes for fat kids is very difficult.

    • Reply Nicoletta July 28, 2016 at 10:20 am

      The Oliver+S pattern are quite generous in size, I usually have to sew two size less for my boys.

  • Reply Jennifer O. August 3, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    The Oliver + S Sunny Days shorts pattern might also work, and it’s free (though only goes up to size 5). I’ve made several Sketchbook shirts, but not tried the shorts yet.

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