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Three Little Guys Ready for the Fourth!

When I signed up for the Guys and Patriotic Vibes Blog Tour hosted by Made for Little Gents, my biggest dilemma was what to make. I went back and fourth trying to choose a pattern, because I needed to pick a pattern before I could decide if I would use knit fabric or woven fabric. Too many choices!

I went to Hobby Lobby a few weeks back and found this super cute sea animals print in the red, white, and blue color scheme, and I loved it! It's a woven fabric, so when I purchased it, I limited my pattern choices! After spending WAAAAY too much time trying to decide which patterns to sew, I ultimately landed on two favorites from last year. For the little guys, I chose the Create Kids Couture Henry's Sunsuit. And for Daniel, I chose Puperita Seven Seas Shorts. I made the sunsuit pattern four or five times last year and a few times the year before, so I already know the pattern well. πŸ˜‰ And, Daniel probably has seven pairs of the Seven Seas shorts from last summer, but they're all a size 2T, and he's now measuring into a 4T!

My decision was finally made! Now onto the sewing!

I love rompers for little guys! They're really just so adorable. They're my favorite kind of outfit for diapered kiddos. One piece, nothing to match, and SO CUTE! And a sunsuit is PERFECT for warm weather! They're still dressed cute, but can keep cool. 

So let me tell you a little about this pattern and why I like it. 

This pattern is specifically sold for boys! It was made by the boy designer for CKC Patterns. It is drafted for woven fabrics. The size range of newborn to 18-24 months is included in this pattern. 
The price of this pattern is $7.00. It's not a super complicated sew. It takes a little time, but there are fabulous instructions to ensure that you won't have trouble with any step!

I've made another popular crossover strap sunsuit pattern, but landed on CKC Henry's as my "favorite." And there are a few reasons why. πŸ˜‰ This pattern is fully lined, and you get a more professional finish than the other pattern I own. There are also no seams bothering little babies. Second, this pattern also has a crotch snap pattern piece and tutorial included, and the other one I have does not. I like having the option for crotch snaps for little babies and diaper changes. On this pattern, the straps button on the back, so the crotch snaps are easier. Finally, I love that this pattern will work for cloth diapers! So many don't accommodate cloth diapers well, so that's important to me! The bloomer part has plenty of room for a bulky diaper. The pattern does recommend adding an inch to the length of the straps if you use cloth, so I do that just to be safe. 

When I'm finishing mine, I add buttonholes to the straps per the recommendations in the tutorial. The tutorial also suggests that if you want, you could add a second buttonhole for more adjustability. I usually try the sunsuit on and decide if I need a second one to fit better.

Another small thing I have done when sewing this pattern before is stitch down the crossover of the straps on the back. This keeps the straps from falling off of their shoulders. From my experience, it doesn't work super well in the tiny sizes (makes it too hard to get on tiny babies), but I love it for the bigger sizes when the little guys are actually moving around. I haven't done it yet on these, but still might! πŸ˜‰

Doesn't this turn out SO CUTE?

Now for the shorts... I mentioned that Daniel had quite a few pairs of these shorts last summer. I honestly have not tried a Puperita Pattern that I didn't love. πŸ’— And this is one of my favorites! These shorts are quick to sew, easy to put together, and very cute! I love the little cuff/band on the bottom. 

This pattern includes size newborn- 6 years. It is drafted for woven fabrics. It has an elastic waistband, with included waistband facing (no separate waistband piece), so very quick to make! The smaller sizes include room for diapers (and yes, they fit over cloth diapers). And a bonus, Puperita Patterns are some of the lowest price PDF patterns I've run across (and they're amazing)! 

I made Daniel the 2T for diapered children last summer, and they still fit! Yeah, they could be a tad longer, but they're good enough for play! πŸ˜‰ So for this pair, I made a size 4 based on his measurements. I also went ahead and cut out a couple more pairs of these while I was at it! I seriously love this pattern. Did I mention that?

See how cute he looks in them?

For his top, I made a crab applique for a basic white tee from Wal-Mart. Basically I just sketched a crab out, and stitched it on the shirt using my applique method I explain here.

Three Little Guys Ready for the 4th!

Isn't it hard to get pictures of kiddos? It's hard enough to get pictures with one child looking at the camera, let alone THREE! Check out the ones we got below. Some are bloopers, but are good for a laugh! 🀣🀣

Cousins Sitting <3

Brother hugs 

A bird... or a plane? 

Big Cousin decided he wanted little cousin's chair. We moved little cousin. Big cousin wanted the other chair back 🀣

Another hug, but it looks bad! 
Now these three little guys are all ready for the 4th of July! Yes!

I love both of these patterns, and recommend that you check them out for yourself! 

And just in case you're interested in a couple of new Facebook Groups, why don't you check out the groups specific to these designers πŸ˜ƒ

See the CKC Boys Group HERE

See the Puperita Teamwork Group HERE 

Thank you so much for reading my post! If you don't already, come follow me on Instagram! I'd LOVE to see what YOU make! 

Be sure to check out all of the other stops on this blog tour! 


  1. Laura, these are FANTASTIC! I usually stick with knits, but those rompers are just way too cute to avoid wovens for! Such cute boys too. :)

    1. Thank you! Yes! I LOVE sewing knits because they're generally quicker to put together, but I love some of the woven styles! This one is a favorite for me!


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