Attention Big 4 pattern companies! (aka lousy patterns available for boys)
It’s so stupid, too. I *KNOW* it’s more fun to sew for little girls. I had those dreams myself of what I’d make if a lady baby popped out and it took a second to deal with those thoughts when a gentleman emerged instead.
But boys need clothes, too. And their stuff can be incredibly dapper in a very different way. Also THEIR MOMS WANT TO SEW FOR THEM.
I typically do buy patterns from the Big 4 because they often on sale and don’t need to be assembled. That said, the offerings stink as much for teeny gentlemen as they do for full-sized ones. Really limited. Impractical. Pajamas galore. I wish they’d kick us a bone and step it up a bit.
For every day, this baby needs plain knit and fleece pants. Knit shirts (raglans please) and sweatshirts and hoodies. The occasional one-piece knit romper. In general, as few buttons as possible.
Clothes with really basic lines that would work for children regardless of gender. Here’s a rare example of how to make one pattern work for both – I just wish it’d been designed as clothes instead of outerwear.
Meanwhile, I study line drawings. I’m using the leggings from this number and ignoring the rest.
The pants from this set, also outerwear.
Meanwhile, I checked Sewing for Boys out of the library.