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BOYS can wear PINK too!

Boys can wear pink too!

Kelly of Handmade Boy had the great idea to host a month-long blog series all about boys wearing pink and today is my turn!

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What can I say about pink? Well, I was the girl who would put on her best dress to roll around in a muddy hole because I was Indiana Jones – in a pretty dress.  If I had been born couple decades later I probably would have been Indiana Jones – in a tutu. I did not wear that dress because it was the best choice to wear while searching for ancient artifacts, I wore it because to my young mind it was the most exciting choice.

I hope to instill in Seb the fact that clothes can be fun and exciting. Something I think that has been lost when it comes to males and fashion, in some places. Pink is just one of many colors that he could use in his wardrobe to his heart’s content.

Boys can wear pink too! Boys can wear pink too!  Seb is a big fan of accessories and picked out much of what we used for the photo shoot. In the first photo he wears his zebra print glasses that he proudly got as a reward for being good at the dentist, a cat hat I grabbed second hand with Seb in mind because he loves house cats and a scarf made a pink buffalo plaid that he hand picked from my fabric stash. The second photo he wears the blue and pink glasses he picked out at the store last weekend, white knit beanie that belongs to me but Seb is known to “borrow” and I used the Recces Raglan by See Kate Sew as the pattern for his pink and gray shirt.

Boys can wear pink too! Boys can wear pink too!

For the jacket I (slightly) used a blend of polar fleece, sweat shirt fleece and knit jersey to make a modified version of the Samson Sweater by Love Notions. The “View C” is in a winner in my book. It has the comfort of a sweatshirt but cardigan style front makes the jacket look a bit more stylish than your ordinary hoodie.

(The above link is an affiliate link but I really love the look of the jacket so much I would have picked it for the outfit anyways)

Boys can wear pink too! Boys can wear pink too!

I say “modified” because the jacket is fully reversible! Seb picked the multi-colored bird print knit from Girl Charlee to be used in this project.

Boys can wear pink too! Boys can wear pink too!

Boys can wear pink, don’t you think?

It was so much fun working with Seb to come up with pieces for this series! You can find a complete list of series participants over at Handmade Boy. I love everything I’ve been seeing and I highly recommend checking out the other posts.

Mabel Madison has a great selection of fabrics for BOYS (and everybody else) and is generously offering 15% off with the code PINKBOYS until 2/28.  Mabel Madison is just one of many fabulous sponsors for the Boys Can Wear Pink giveaway. Just fill out the Rafflecopter form below the enter.

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One winner will receive:

One yard of Stenzo Pit Stop Poplin in pink from Mabel Madison
$25 gift certificate, plus a surprise fat quarter from Phat Quarter Shop
One yard of solid cotton/lycra & one yard of coordinating fabric from Purple Seamstress
One pattern of choice from Paisley Roots
$20 store credit from Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop
One pattern of choice from Patterns for Pirates
One pattern of choice from Mouse House Creations
Bottoms Up Pants Pattern from If Only They Would Nap
One Pattern of choice from Titchy Threads

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Boys can wear pink too!

3 comments

    My lityle one is just out growing the many handme downs we have, so, so far he has some cloth diapers with monkeys and pink hearts. I love the cardigan especially.

    […] Last year when I participated in Season 1 of Boys CAN Wear Pink I spoke a bit wanting to instill in Seb that clothing is fun, exciting, and stylish. Something I often feel is lost in male fashion. At least if you live in a rural part of America, like I do. Pink is just one of many colors in a pallet that should have no restrictions regardless of gender. […]

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