My son pointed out a month or so ago that I’d never actually sewn him anything, and it was about time that I did! That’s me told! It’s funny, I’d always kind of presumed that he was a bit too old and ‘cool’ to be wearing Mummy-makes, but I guess I was wrong… I had done some appliqué work on a sweatshirt for him in the past, see here, but nothing from scratch. So I was delighted when this month’s Seamworks magazine was dedicated to menswear. And on closer inspection the XS was pretty much his size 🙂 Kind of scary too though, I wish they’d both stop growing so fast!
The Paxson is kind of like a mini-version of my recent favourite: the Astoria. But with a raglan sleeve and elbow patches, which were both fun to try out. I had just about enough (with a slightly shorter sleeve length) sweatshirting leftovers from my cream Astoria. And I used some very small pieces of the navy sweatshirting from this Astoria. I love it when a plan comes together 🙂 Half way through though, I was wishing I’d cut the collars, cuffs and waistband in the contrasting navy too, but maybe it looks smarter this way round?
It was funny reversing our usual positions: me behind the camera and Z out front. He was pleased to be having his photos taken for a change 🙂 And he was delighted to have such a snuggly top for the cooler months. I’m pretty delighted myself, that it turned out so ‘modern’ for him, rather than cutesy. And even better, because of the neutral colour way, I’m hoping once he’s outgrown it, it’ll be great for W too.
He made me feel so guilty for never having sewn him anything before, that I’ve also booked myself on a two-part, shirt making course at The Ministry of Craft in Manchester, although as it draws nearer, it’s the first course that’s actually made me feel a little nervous beforehand. Hopefully, my skills will be up to the challenge, fingers crossed!
And because a blog post from me really wouldn’t be complete without the obligatory hands-on-hips pose, I’ll leave you with these shots… What better way to show off his new elbow patches?