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Monday, February 6, 2012

The Henry Shirt

Hey there. To begin, isn;t this a cute picture. It was one of our Christmas card pics.

Photo Courtesy of Chris Gomez Photography
Okay, so now to what I am really talking about today.
In November I won the phenomenal sewing book
Sewing For Boys
by Shelly Figueroa and Karen LePage.

I won it from Stacey over at the amazing blog Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy!

Then in January I had the honor of guest posting with a project from the book, for an event based on the book, at the very same blog.
Yes, I felt special!!!

She had a series based on the book, and she is having a year long sew along.

The projects are great!
The book is great.
The ladies are GREAT!!!!!!!!

As some of you know, I have two wiggly boys who I love so much.
They are known to the world as Monster and Roly Poly.
We live a Rockin' Life Fueled by LOVE,
and we are making leaps and bounds that keep us busier and busier by the day.

Okay, so on to the project at hand.
I instantly knew that I would be sewing the Henry shirt when my book arrived.

I have some fabric set aside that I really want to use for this shirt,
but as a first try I used some remnants. 

I used material left over from Monster's first birthday party;
it was a Vintage Americana theme because his birthday is Fourth of July.
I also cut up an old sheet for the main color.

The Henry Shirt is found on page 30 of the book.
And, although this pattern is labeled Advanced, 
I found that I was able to complete this project in one LONG night.

There are of course some flaws in my sewing because I am truly an amateur,
but I know that next time I will be able to navigate around these puckers in the fabric.

So, even if you are a beginner,
I say brave this pattern.
Try it!!!

You will be surprised at how much easier it is to follow 
than those silly ones from the sewing section at retail stores.

I am already planning my next project from this book. 
I think I am going to do the patchwork quilt.

Monster is excited that he will be wearing this to his friend's Birthday Party Saturday.

I wish all of you boy moms, grandmas, aunts, and friends


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