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Happy Tuesday Lovelies!

I’m so excited that I can finally share this boys pattern with you!. I was super thrilled when I was selected to test the Bookworm Blazer by Nichole Gifford of Bluebird & The Boy (one of the four founders of Sewing with Boys), because I had been searching for some time, for a “cool” enough pattern to make something else for the boy cub – other than basic tees and pajama bottoms. The Bookworm Blazer was perfect, it definitely had the “Cool Factor” I was looking for.

The Bookworm blazer has french seams through out the entire body, along with a bias tape bound facing that certainly gives the blazer a professional finish. The sleeves are 3/4 which I thought was perfect for California and our unpredictable weather and the side pockets were a nice bonus.

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Honestly, the hardest part of sewing this blazer, was finding the right fabric. I had ZERO boy friendly fabric in my stash *shameface* (at that time, I DO NOW THO!) so I had to make a quick run downtown to Michael Levine Inc. I was excited to have discovered that Michael Levine Inc. carries Diary of a Wimpy Kid character fabric (you can find it HERE).

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Adrian loves reading Diary of a Wimpy Kid books (I think he might have the entire collection by now), and this was “The BookWorm Blazer” ….so it worked out perfectly! I paired it with some light weight linen (also from Michael Levine) and once I was finished and it passed the “too cool” requirements (by 5th grader standards) , he was happy to model for me!

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He’s quite a handsome fella isn’t he? haha I’m still so shocked when I look at these pictures, when did my baby grow up?!?!?!  I’m not ready!!!! *insert weeping here* 

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He decided to wear his favorite shirt…lol – I think we all need one of these shirts!

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What I love most about blazers is that you can dress it down casually, or dress them up. He was going for the “serious model look” here….lol

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The Bookworm Blazer pattern is now included in a super sweet ebook called S is for Sewing that contains 4 other boy patterns, you can find it HERE. If you plan on sewing for the little boys in your life, I would recommend getting it.

That’s it for today guys! Wishing you all a safe and productive rest of the week! xoxo

love-candice

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