Flowers Are For Boys Too!

O&S sketchbook shirt

The second I saw this frou frou flowery mystery cotton lawn in the 99¢ per yard bin at Chic Fabrics in NYC, I KNEW it was destined to become an Oliver & S Sketchbook Shirt for Quinn. And yes, you read that correctly. 99¢ per yard. You have to buy the whole strip of fabric, no cutting it, but there was only 1 1/2 yards there so I paid $1.50. I KNOW. AWESOME. RIDICULOUS.

O&S sketchbook shirt

The more I inspected the fabric, the more I was giggling to myself, the colors and the motif are SO GIRLY, but I just couldn’t wait to get it on my boy. That is what I love about the sketchbook shirt! It allows the most frilly feminine fabric to be completely not only acceptable, but amazing on a boy!

O&S sketchbook shirt

This is my fifth time sewing this shirt for Quinn (one, two, three, four), and it is turning into a seriously fast sew for me, even with the hand sewn collar! I decided to omit the pocket and all the top stitching, which made it even faster. I didn’t feel like this loose floral needed any strict structure and I wanted it as soft as possible, so I really like the absence of the top stitching. Of course, I still added the structure of the interfacing, because it would be insane and droopy if I didn’t..

O&S sketchbook shirt

Anyways, there really isn’t much more to be said about this pattern that I haven’t already stated in the past, all I know is that it is my absolute favorite thing to make for Quinn. He just makes these shirts look SO GOOD.

O&S sketchbook shirt

We are currently on to size 3, and I’m going to be SO MAD when he grows out of size 4. That is the one thing I don’t like about O+S, their patterns are kind of expensive and they split it into two sets of sizes. I really don’t want to have to buy the same dang pattern twice just for different child sizes. Millie is grown out of all the O+S patterns I had for her, and even though there is one dress I’d really like to sew for her again, it PAINS me to think about paying another $16 for the same pattern. So I probably won’t.

O+S sketchbook shirt

Anywho, I don’t put Quinn up on this blog often enough, so even though this is the same old shirt over and over again, I figured he needed to pop in here and say “hi” :) OH and check out the web we saw this crazy spiny orb-weaver spider spinning in our back yard! Quinn almost walked right into it, the thing is insane, it is spanned over such a huge space! Orb-weavers look like little crabs and I love them for some reason, I haven’t seen them in years, they seem to only come out during rainy times. I guess the amount of precipitation we got this year was good enough!

Orb spider web

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