Who’s ready for another blog tour??? I know I am! This time I am showing you a great pattern by Terra’s Treasures called the Offbeat Oxford. I have tested a ton for Terra and I think I own almost all of her patterns now! One thing I love, besides the innovative style, is the range of sizes she provides. Of course, she has a couple of patterns that are geared to mostly younger kids, but then there are the ones for all ages; yes, those are my favorites. I love patterns that will last a while! My oldest especially loves it.
For a 6yr old he is big! Built tall and solid, which often gets him weird looks by strangers when he acts his age in public. Most think he is 9! Everyone who doesn’t know him is always surprised when they find out he is 6! So obviously he is in a bigger size; size 12 in RTW to be exact. Because of this he is often neglected when it comes to sewing. After all there aren’t as many patterns out there for his size as there are for his little brother and sister. But this pattern ranges from 12m to a size 14!! YAY!
Now awhile back when she first posted that she was working on a boys button down shirt I will be honest and say that I may have rolled my eyes and muttered, “Great, how many button down shirt patterns does the market really need?” I really don’t know why I doubted her though! After I saw the sneak peek I was hooked. It wasn’t a boring button down!! Nope, it is a rather cool stylin’ shirt that any boy (or girl) would be proud to wear. The front button placket doesn’t go straight down the center as all button downs do. This one features a curved button placket which gives it a fresh modern look. The back also features a yoke as well, which gives you or your little one the ability to play with more fabric placement. So add the wavy pocket, and short or long sleeve options and you have a pattern that will last for awhile no matter the season. Did I mention that she also shows you how to do a felled seam on the sleeves to achieve a professional look? Yeah, it’s pretty cool.
Since I have known about this pattern I have been holding onto this plane fabric waiting for the release or tester call. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to participate in the testing due to other commitments, but I jumped right in for the tour! This shirt is a width of a 14 with the length of a 10. The fit is great. Not too big. Not too small. He even has some growing room. After he put it on he said, “This is really nice! You are such a great sewer mom. Thank you!” Yes, he already knows how to sweet talk! LOL. My little guy is already asking for one too. I have it all cut out but unfortunately didn’t have time to sew it up. I was going to include the front pocket, reversing the fronts for a different feel, and put a little appliqué on the yoke. I will post photos of that one on my Facebook page though. So if you want to see, go like my page so you won’t miss it when its done!
Love that gap smile! He just lost his third tooth…proud mom…had to share!
Right now, if you want your own copy, just head on over to the Terra’s Treasure’s website where it is already 25% off, or check out Etsy to purchase and use code PATTERNTOUR for a 25% discount. You will definitely want to look at all her patterns though, as just one is never enough! You could always win a copy though! Check out a Rafflecopter giveaway for your chance to win! Don’t forget to keep a lookout for all the other stops on the blog tour too. I can’t wait to see what everyone else creates!
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This is such a cool shirt! Great job and what a full of life boy ❤