Tuesday, June 28, 2016

It's a Pool Side Beach Party!

It's officially summer! And thanks to Ula at Lulu & Celeste and Deb from Sprouting JubeJube for hosting the Pool Side Beach Party Tour, I actually got some summer sewing done before July!! 

Every year I hope for a slow, relaxing, lazy summer. And, every year it feels like we are rushing around from one ball diamond to the next, and then to this activity followed by that activity. And this year is no exception. We did finally find a few minutes to go relax in a friend's pool after the ball games last Saturday. And, Thomas got the chance to try out his new suit.

Peek-a-Boo Fabric Shop began carrying swim fabric this year. And Thomas fell head over heals in love with this shark print.

Seriously, how cool is that?! He asked me every few days if his fabric had arrived yet. And once it did, it was like Christmas morning for him!

And after it arrived, it was when are you going to MAKE it?!

Thomas wanted "tight" swim trunks again this year. We tested Peek-a-Boo's Monaco Suit last year and he loved it. He says it's because he doesn't like how traditional swim trunks float up around him in the water. Makes sense.

I wanted a bit of a cover for him also. So, I used the Maui Muscle Tank, also from PAB and used the coordinating stripes offered by PAB and make a swim tank. He loves it! So, I would call that a win!

Everything stayed in place, even playing around with his sister.

I'd love to give a shout out and a giant THANK YOU to all these awesome sponsors!

So many great sales are going on! Don't miss out!!

Modkid https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/modkid (use the code POOLSIDE2016 for 25% of at checkout until July 2nd)
Sew Happily Ever After with the code Poolside16 get 50% off the Nana tote in thier Etsy shop until July 4th (https://www.etsy.com/shop/SewHappilyLinda)
Also Jennuine Design (one of the prize sponsors) http://www.ajennuinelife.com/shop is having an unrelated sale on selected patterns until June 30th. 40% off with code SATYASEASON
Phat Quarters Free US shipping on orders of $25 or more with code SUMMER25 www.phatquarters.etsy.com
BLAVERRY 15% off with code INDEPENDENCE2016 www.blaverry.com  until July 10th
5 Out 4 Patterns  FIREWORKS2016 for 20% off your purchase now (6/27/2016) through Monday, July 4th, 2016. (Coupon cannot be used on PowerNet fabric) www.5outof4.com
Filles à Maman JULYONETOFIVE for 25% off everything including bundles, the coupon is valid from july 1st ending July 5th midnight EDT

And be sure to enter the giveaway going on!!

Thanks for stopping by!! I hope your summer is off to a great start! Have you sewn something for the pool or beach? I'd love to see it! Tag me over on instagram  handmade_boy!


  1. I love the pictures and that suit! He's so cute :)

  2. So good to see boys patterns! It looks great!

  3. Very nice, love his happy face with the fabric.

  4. That's a great suit. My son loves sharks too. I better not let him spy that fabric or he'll need some of his own!

  5. What a fun swimsuit! I still have to sew one for my boy, thank's for the inspiration! Lovely photos by the way ;)

  6. I feel the same way when my fabric arrives!😊 Love the suit, especially the muscle tank!

  7. Love what you've done with the boy patterns We need more of these.

  8. 1. These photos... Amazing
    2. Love the swim wear!
    3. Your son is just too adorable! I love that he loved getting his fabric!

  9. EVERYTHING GREAT about this blog!

  10. He's adorable. Great shots and the whole thing came out looking fantastic.

  11. He looks so cool in these great pieces!

  12. Wow to both the photos and the sewing!

  13. Oh man those smiles are everything! Great job!

  14. These turned out great! Love the photos. Great job!


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