I always love when there is a chance to sew for R. Boys do tend to get the short of the stick when it comes to handmade clothing, but luckily, that is changing. PDF pattern designers have really started to make modern clothing for boys. That is not to say that there haven’t always been patterns for boys, just that there hasn’t always been so many looks to choose from.
This sweatshirt is a classic raglan style with a little spin. Really there are 4 options when making this top. You can stick with the classic, add a button placket along one sleeve seam, add button plackets along BOTH sleeve seams, or add a split collar. I love a pattern with options!
I will be completely honest, I wasn’t too sure about the double button neckline that I was picked to test. At least on my guy. I feared it would be too girly. I was wrong!! He looks so handsome! I love this French Terry I picked up a few years ago at Modern Textiles and the cozy sweatshirt material. R loved it too.
I can not get over how big he is getting and what a fun little man this kid is growing up to be. This fit of this sweatshirt is perfect! I love that it can easily be more dressy as I have done, or with some fun fabric would be great for running around the yard.
Like I said, this pattern comes with a few options for the neckline. Regular neckband, single or double button neck, or split collar button neck. It also comes in a nice size range: premie-12 years. A fun feature is the pocket! It is hard to see in my pictures, but there is a pouch like pocket on the front with cute pocket openings!
Check out more testers pictures here. This pattern can be quick and easy if doing the basic raglan, but even if you decide to go with the button neckline or the split collar, it doesn’t take too long and is probably advance beginner. The instructions are easy to follow and nice a clear.