Boys Can Wear Pink- Teens Too

You read that title right. Yes, boys can wear Pink, and as you can see from my photo, they can also wear floral. I was so excited when Kelly of Handmade Boy said she was organizing a series called “Boys Can Wear Pink.” There is such a stigma with clothing and color according to what sex you are, so this is the perfect chance for the crafting community to show that a color is merely a way to express yourself and show style, no matter who you are.

My son will be 13 years old in just a few weeks, and since he is upon his adolescence, he has an opinion about what clothing he will or will not wear. He actually loves the typical “feminine” colors, though I hate to even think of them as that. His favorite color is purple, and he wears pink if he feels like it. In fact, he is the type of boy who will do it simply because you tell him that he cannot or should not. He is a stellar boy turning into an incredible young man. He also has my fiery temper and loud opinions with no regrets, so he is not everyone’s favorite since he plays by his own rules.

He has quite a thing for prints these days, and one of them is florals. We looked through tons of photos of fashionable men wearing floral shirts, and we were sold. A slim floral button up shirt would be his item of choice. I ordered this incredible fabric from Mabel Madison to make his shirt. We wanted something large scale with a dark background and it had to have red, pink or fuchsia floral. This fit the bill perfectly. The fabric? So soft and luxurious. It is perfect for a breezy shirt.

I didn’t have any boy shirt patterns on hand, so I used a paper pattern from Simplicity and then tailored it to be more slim fitting. I am a big fan of french seams and used french seams for the sides, shoulder and sleeves. What an incredible difference it makes in the clothing. I was torn on what to do with the buttons, and decided that white buttons would give a little pop without being overpowering. He is happy with his shirt, though you can’t tell by his very unenthusiastic photos. I still hate buttonholes, but will be making more shirts in the future. My other son is already requesting his so I will have a second “Boys Can Wear Pink” post for you in the very near future.

This awesome series features a giveaway with lots of great prizes so please don’t forget to enter. Check out these prizes!

Purple Seamstress is offering one yard of solid cotton/lycra fabric and one yard of coordinate
Phat Quarter Shop: $25 gift certificate plus a surprise fat quarter 
Paisley Roots is offering a pattern of choice
Patterns for Pirates is offering a pattern of choice
Mouse House Creations: pattern of choice
Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop: $20 store credit
If Only They Would Nap: Bottoms Up Pants Pattern
Mabel Madison: 10% off code for visitors and 1 yard of the fabric ‘Pit Stop’ poplin in pink

// would you style some pink into your son’s (or boy in your life) wardrobe?

Thanks for joining me, and be sure to check what all the other bloggers have to show you. There have been some amazing outfits so far.

Stay Rebellious!


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