Hey y’all! Today I’m posting as part of a Mother/Son sewing series that was the brainchild of my friend Stacey at Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy! Like me, Stacey only has boys, and she noticed that while most mommy and me dressing is aimed at girls, boys enjoy matching as much as their girl counterparts. So she challenged some other boy mamas to come up with mommy and me outfits for mothers and sons.
Stacey’s invitation to participate coincided with a sweet email I got from Kelle, the designer behind Ann Kelle, asking if I might want to play with some of her new fabric. I didn’t think too long before emailing back with a YES! Kelle graciously sent me samples of two colorways of her anchor knit prints. And I immediately knew what I was going to sew for this series.
The boys are wearing Beachy Boatnecks, and I have on a Shoreline Boatneck that I added a colorblocked navy stripe to. The allover anchor print on me looked a little childish, but adding the stripe toned it down just enough to make it wearable.
I really enjoyed these knits – nice stretch and recovery, lightweight but not see – through. So I’d definitely recommend trying them. Robert Kaufman also has some coordinating Laguna Knit solid colored jersey (the navy I used was just a scrap I upcycled from an old t-shirt).
Unfortunately when we went to take pictures, Bean was less than cooperative. (Check my Facebook page for one of the outtakes). Luckily (with the exception of the outtake I posted, Tater was his usual camera ready self. And I did manage to get a few of Bean that weren’t terrible.