My two little boys are currently in their camo phase. Do all boys go through a camo phase? All my boys have! If their camo clothes are clean, they refuse to wear anything else. Scratch that, they wear their camo clothes when they’re dirty, wet, stained, ripped, dusty, ragged, holey and in any possible condition!
Rather than fight this phase, I’m just surrendering to it. In fact, I’m afraid I’ve crossed the border into complicit because of their delight whenever I sew them something with camo fabric!
A while back I sewed them these two jersey tees, and the above photo was taken shortly after I sewed them. You can see that David already has one hole in his shirt. Probably from commando crawling across the rocks on the hillside or something.
The pants they are wearing were NOT made by me, but they have been worn through the knees already. I’d like to think that if I had made them I would have used tougher fabric and double reinforced the knees. It’s almost like the company that made them never had little boys. Or never was little boys. Or never was the kind of boy who prefers climbing over a fence to using a gate.
I did however sew these boys some camo pajama pants recently however using the Oliver + S Parachute Sweatpants pattern. That is, they were intended to be pajama pants, but I caught a boy coming in from outside the other day wearing them. And they were covered with hay. He was just rescuing his kitty from the top of the hay stack, he explained!
If you look in this photo, you can see that after several months of self imposed “navy seal training” (which involves crab walking across hot pavement, belly dragging under wires, crossing precariously balanced logs, and jumping from the highest heights they can find, plus I don’t even want to know what else!) David’s shirt has acquired several more holes. In fact it looks like a cheese grater. If asked, he’d probably have some story about being clawed by a bear.
So whether they’re cuddling chicks, chasing dogs or wrestling with each other, these two boys can be found in camo clothes. And I say let boys be boys; it’s healthy that way!
For more information about the sweatpants I sewed for them, please check out my post over at CaliFabrics. There you can also see the larger pair of camo sweatpants I sewed for Thomas and the two pairs of non camo sweatpants for the girls. Plus the backstory on her shirt!
Leave me a comment…do you sew for boys? With camo fabric?