Who wears the pants in the house?

by Dana on February 26, 2013

It’s hard to know sometimes.

But it’s fun that the lines between boy and girl fashions are a bit blurred these days.  Although maybe it’s always been that way.  Remember those baby pics of your great grandfather where he’s wearing a dress?  Or how about my great gramps in his Little Lord Fauntleroy suit?  Owen would have hated that stuffy velvet.

But maybe velvet’s back in too!  Today it’s okay for a boy to be bold, to wear bold colors, even pink?, skinny pants, and to just be himself. Whatever self that might be.  And I love this photo (below, from the CTB Flickr group) by Mamasha because it pretty much sums up things around our house….one boy sandwiched in the middle of two girls, trying to be boyish, but loving the baby buggy, and likely filling it up with Star Wars toys so they can cruise around in a floral Millenium Falcon.

So who wears the pants in your house?  And what kind of pants are they wearing?
I browsed the Celebrate the BOY Flickr group to see what you guys are making and holy cow you’ve got mad skills.  Really cool stuff!

LEFT: Achter pants by spiegel aan de wand with awesome pin tucks like Rae shared yesterday!
MIDDLE: Skinny Knee Pad pants by Mama Says Sew
RIGHT: Denim pants by Oddwise

TOP: Shorts for Nils by Mamasha (her site is really, really fabulous) • Cameron Pants by Skirt as Top
BOTTOM: Spots and Stripes pants by Max California • Red Cords by Running with Scissors

If you ever need a BOY pick-me-up….stop by Oon! and plan to stay for an hour.  She’s doing the coolest stuff and with wonderful colors:

TOP: Pillowcase pjs (genius!) by Elsie Marley • Ferris Bueller pants by A Little Gray
BOTTOM: Sailboat Shorts by Skirt as Top • Skinny Cords by Craft Storming

More Oon love:

Pants for an older boy! by Untrendy Life.

And how cool is this cat?  It’s Max California’s signature look for Vincent.

TOP: Red Pants and Yellow Pants by Oon. Uh, think I have an obsession with this site??
BOTTOM: Green Pants by sew_An • Dapper Punk pants by Max California

It looks pretty freaking fun to be a BOY.

Thanks for sharing your creations in the Flickr group!  I’d love to do a roundup of Basic Tees before the end of our Celebration, so please share your pics after you make one!

And check out Made by Rae’s roundup post HERE.

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1 Polkadotjes February 26, 2013 at 10:20 am

I would almost wish I had a boy ;).

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2 Ericka February 26, 2013 at 10:53 am

My son (3) has taken a fondness to skirts like his big sister and myself. Last summer when his sister stopped sharing her own I sewed him his own. His choice of fabric was a retro dinosaur and he rocked the look. He also loves his kilt.

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3 Kelley February 26, 2013 at 10:57 am

so many great sites! we try not to gender bias, but with all boys in the house its easy to stick to “boy” things.

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4 boomie February 26, 2013 at 11:17 am

Glad to see lots of Belgian creations here :-)

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5 Barbarah February 26, 2013 at 11:30 am

Wow, you really picked out a lot of Belgian sites! :) But you’re right: these are really cool!

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6 michele February 26, 2013 at 11:32 am

Oh my gosh, I slept on pillow cases just like those! We had pink, green and yes that great orange. Thanks for the memories. Now if my Mom still has those I’ll sew up some PJ’s!

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7 Jackie February 26, 2013 at 11:45 am

Adorable. Can’t wait to get back to work so I can search online at all of those fun ideas for boys you posted. Awesome.

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8 mamasha February 26, 2013 at 11:47 am

Thank you Dana!

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9 carolina February 26, 2013 at 12:06 pm

I really love Oon, first time I found it I was looking for more than an hour. ;P

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10 kristin February 26, 2013 at 12:15 pm

Aw thanks for the features, Dana! Woohoo for fun colors/prints on boys and for bringing Belgian style to the US! Poor boys have always had such boring options in the past, I’m excited to see slimmer legs, brighter colors, etc becoming more acceptable. I predict it’s not just a fad, either. ;)

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11 Annelies February 26, 2013 at 1:02 pm

Thumbs up for the Belgians! We may be a small country, but we have some amazing sewing talent!

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12 dannyscotland February 26, 2013 at 1:09 pm

I only have girls, but this is a great series.

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13 Fenna February 26, 2013 at 3:36 pm

That pants pattern that Oon used that is by Mamasha is absolutely lovely! I think I need to buy that!

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14 Rae February 26, 2013 at 5:40 pm

I love these so much!! SO many fun pant options. Great roundup Dana!!

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15 Oon February 26, 2013 at 6:26 pm

Thanks for your kind words, Dana.

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16 Petra February 26, 2013 at 9:16 pm

Wow! They are all sooo funky! I wish my son would wear that kind of stuff – he only likes soft sweatshirt material and elastic waists – so hard to find (and I’m not a good sewer)!

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17 Upstatemamma February 26, 2013 at 10:21 pm

I can’t believe it’s Tuesday night and I don’t have anything up yet. I’m totally bummed. I made my big pajama pants yesterday but didn’t have time to take pictures today. That’s always the hardest part for me. Tomorrow. Definitely tomorrow.

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18 Max February 26, 2013 at 11:57 pm

Yay! Thanks Dana ^_^

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19 Kelly February 27, 2013 at 12:01 am

Good heavens! I excitedly waited for “Celebrate the Boy” last week and just remembered now! Thank you both again- I have just three boys.

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20 Hayley February 27, 2013 at 2:39 pm

I love all the fun boy things like this…and then there is my husband who is like “can’t he just wear normal jeans??” Turns out I am the only one who loves his mustard yellow cords and dusty red slacks! He’s 2 and rocks them!

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21 Laura February 27, 2013 at 3:26 pm

Thanks for the mention Dana :) So much great inspiration here!

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22 Crys February 28, 2013 at 10:32 am

Hey Dana, I have been wanting to make my son a shawl collar pullover like this one from gap, http://www.gap.com/browse/product.do?pid=1979490020001&cid=86584, do you know of any tutorials for something like this?

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