Handmades for three boys

I just love making clothes and other things for my children, because they appreciate and wear the things I make them happily (most of the time!) Here are the clothes I made the boys for Easter and *gasp* I finished them with 2 days to spare.


Since Kristopher is 11 I didn’t even think about making him crazy shorts to wear. He probably would have, but I thought it best to just make him a matching tie and let him wear khakis and a white shirt. This tie was not very fun to make though. It should have been very simple and it wasn’t. I started out using this tutorial and when the tie part turned out too short, instead of continuing on with the neckband, I just got one of his ties and figured out how long it needed to be and extended the skinny part to make a real tie. I’m not very happy with how difficult it is to tie, but that’s what I get for making it from cotton instead of whatever real ties are made of. It is cute and will be fun for at least one day.

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For Kameron and Kyler I wanted them to pretty much match, because it’s still fun and cute at 4 and almost 2, right? Right. So they have the same shorts which are reversible. Made from the Quick Change Trousers pattern, again, from this book. These shorts/pants are just so cute! Anyway, one side has chevron and little birdies and they reverse to polkadots with owls on the bum. I think both boys are going to wear the chevron side out for Easter.

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Kameron begged for a bowtie, just like one of his friends has. I let him choose which of the 4 fabrics he wanted and he chose the chevron. This was a simple tutorial that I found here. I am very happy with this bit of cuteness and he is too.


Kyler gets a t-shirt that I picked up from a consignment sale and then added a tie to. All three of the boys will be wearing white button down shirts, but Kyler’s will go under his tee. So, they’re all matchy, but not too much. I am very excited about Kyler’s cute little outfit. His is my favorite.


All fabric is from the Urban Zoologie line from Robert Kaufman. I’m sure we’ll have a family picture taken, so look for a picture of the clothes on actual people on Sunday or after.

“He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned—every one—to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent, so he opened not his mouth. By oppression and judgment he was taken away; and as for his generation, who considered that he was cut off out of the land of the living, stricken for the transgression of my people? And they made his grave with the wicked and with a rich man in his death, although he had done no violence, and there was no deceit in his mouth.” ~Isaiah 53:3-9

Happy Good Friday to you all. So thankful to God for the sacrifice of His son for me.

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1 Response to Handmades for three boys

  1. allison says:

    good job, Tabitha! Those ties are so cute!! I like the bright spring colors. Looking forward to pics

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