My friend Audrey has two boys. Says Audrey: "Melissa, you've got to make some boy clothes!" My response: "I'm not in boy mode anymore."
I used to be in boy mode. I used to sew and sew for my son when he was little. I made him courdoroy overalls, navy blue wool sailor outfits and hand-knit sweaters. Then he started to have an opinion about what he wore and my sewing-for-kids days were over, for a while.
Boys are trickier to sew for. Most boys wear very sporty clothes: heavy jeans with lots of grommets and industrial thread crisscrossing every seam. I prefer a european look: softer fabrics, fewer pockets, patches and belt loops, a more fitted cut. Here's one such creation made from a light-weight charcoal wool. This little outfit is modeled by my niece's gorgeous son. My niece tenderly dotes over him (isn't she a beauty!)