Make Laundry, Don’t Do Laundry Blog Tour: Boys Edition!

Welcome back to the Make Laundry, Don’t Do Laundry Blog Tour! When I heard about a blog tour all about making clothes faster than you can do a load of laundry, I jumped at the chance to join! If you know me in real life, I hate to fold clothes. Once I finally fold them, I then hate putting them away. Why do my kids wear so many clothes? I feel like the laundry multiplies in the clothes basket and in the washer and dryer! So what’s better than folding clothes? Sewing them! Feel free to sew your own laundry this week so you can link up for a chance to win a great prize package.

 

For this tour, I decided to whip up some new shorts and a shirt for my second son. I knew I could sew an outfit much faster than the approximately 90 minutes it takes me to wash and dry a load of clothes (if I remember to switch the washer as soon as it’s done!). Keep reading and make some guesses as to how long this outfit took me! I didn’t count printing and cutting the paper pattern because I also tape and trace it onto freezer paper because I need multiple sizes for my kids.

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For my son’s new outfit, I chose a fresh sew (something I’ve never made before). Amy over at Peek a Boo Pattern Shop provided me with both the  Coastal Craze Baggies and Play Date V Neck Pattern. Thanks, Amy! Peek a Boo Patterns are some of my favorites to sew for my boys so I was super excited to try two new ones! As always, Amy’s instructions were easy to follow, the finished product turned out great.

PAB Outfit

For my Play Date V Neck, I sewed up a size 8 for my just turned 7 year old. I hit the jackpot at a local store where they had mens XXXL t-shirts on clearance for $4! I was able to reuse the bottom and sleeve hems for my son’s shirt cutting down on the sewing I had to do 🙂 Anytime I can avoid hemming, I do! I used the charcoal gray cotton lycra from Peek a Boo Pattern Shop for the neck band. The only issue I had with the shirt was that the neck was a smidge small for my boy, but he does have a big head. Next time, I plan to just use the next size up for the neckline.

PAB Outfit back

 

The Coastal Craze Baggies are a great addition to any kid’s wardrobe because they can be made of woven or knit as long as you use a knit waistband. I used a denim look woven for my shorts with the navy cotton lycra from Peek a Boo Pattern Shop for the pocket bands and the waistband.

Coastal Craze Baggies Pocket

Here I sewed a size 8 also even though my son is skinny. He is on the tall side for his age so I didn’t want him to outgrow them right away. I customized the waist elastic to fit his waist perfectly. The fit is spot on. Guess how I know he likes them? The morning after these pictures, he asked if he could wear them to school for “Wacky Games Day.” Any time my boys want to wear what I sewed more than once, I consider it a hit!

Coastal Craze Baggies

Have you figured out how long it took me to sew my son’s new outfit yet? Counting cutting out the fabric, it took me just under an hour! I have a feeling that next time I’ll be able to cut that time down since the patterns will be familiar!

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Thanks for joining me for the Make Laundry, Don’t Do Laundry Blog Tour! Make sure to check out the other stops today and show them some love! Also check out our sponsors and scroll all the way down to join the link up for a chance to win some awesome prizes. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway in the Rafflecopter box down below too 🙂

 

 

 

I want to thank all of our amazing sponsors for being a part of this tour.
A few of the designers are having sales for the duration of the tour, so here’s the codes! George & Ginger use code MAKELAUNDRY25 for 25% off her patterns
Blaverry use code MAKELAUNDRY for 25% off her patterns
Stitch Art use code MAKELAUNDRY for 30% off patterns
Paisley Roots use code MAKELAUNDRY for 25% off patterns
These codes are good through June 12th!
Then Laela Jeyne’s Emily Womens T-shirt & the Deluxe Charlotte Kids Leggings are on sale through the 11th! No code needed!I know everyone loves a good giveaway so here’s the prize packages:

 

Did you follow along and “Make Laundry” with us this week? Enter the link-up here for a chance to win a prize package!


 

10 COMMENTS

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  3. Eleri | 10th Jun 16

    I love this, Alisha! Great job.

    I’ve owned the Coastal Craze Baggies for a year and I still haven’t sewn them yet! You’ve convinced me to make some for my Little Man.

  4. Meriel A | 10th Jun 16

    I have Coastal Craze Baggies but have never made them with woven! Love your fabric choice, and that v-neck is adorable!

  5. Karly Nelson | 10th Jun 16

    Love the outfit! The Coastal Craze are one of my faves!!

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  9. Cassy Gobin | 27th Jun 16

    So, I read your post during the tour, but I guess I didn’t leave a comment! Boo!!! Thanks for being on the tour! I love the shorts and your upcycling on the shirt! I have got to do that more often and utilize the already made hems!

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