Classic Oxford Button-Up [Peek-a-boo Pattern Shop Tour!]


Thanks for stopping by today! If you’re here from Naptime Crafters and the Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop tour, welcome!

Peek-a-Boo Patterns has such a wide variety of kid patterns – for boys and girls. [Hooray for boy patterns!] When I got the chance to be part of Amy’s fall tour, I knew I had to try out the Classic Oxford.

Classic Oxford // If Only They Would Nap

I’m not going to lie… I was a little nervous. It looked a little complicated, but I was up for the challenge.


It turned out so.darn.cuuuuuute.


This pattern is definitely not for beginners. There were a few times I got frustrated with it [the sleeves just did not want to fit properly into the armhole – but Amy has tweaked the pattern pieces, so hopefully the next time it will go much smoother] and it wasn’t a quick sew, but I really love how it looks in the end. And the fit is spot on.


I used this ridiculously fabulous fabric [Weekends by Erin McMorris for Free Spirit – purchased from Drawstring Studio], paired with some oh-so-lovely green linen fabric to accent.


My machine and I were in a fight while I was sewing [which I was losing…], so I decided to forgo the button holes and use KAM Snaps And hellooo, buttons + a three-year-old who doesn’t like to dress himself = my nightmare.


Overall, the pattern gives you a super professional looking shirt. And there are so many ways you can personalize it. [recognize the Rockstar Pants from jeggings fabric? Tutorial found here]


Seriously, how adorable is he in this shirt? I definitely need to make more of these. Hmm, I’m thinking some coordinating Christmas button-ups for all the boys?

Make sure you pop over to Naptime Crafters and check out all the other stops on the fall tour.

fall 2013 tour

On Saturday, head back to Naptime Crafters to enter for a 10-pattern pack giveaway! [free patterns!! lots of exclamation points!!!] Plus, you can vote for your favorite look on the tour. The winning look gets a prize, so obviously you want to vote for me. Please. ;)

And, as if that wasn’t enough excitement, the Hang Time Basketball Shorts are on sale for only $4 today.

Hang Time Basketball Shorts

Happy sewing, friends!

Disclosure: this post contains affiliate links. I receive a teeny percentage of any purchases you make through these links. I received this pattern in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. 

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