Thursday, 9 June 2011

.BIG Downtown Boy.

Just in time to beat that winter chill, you can now sew a Downtown Boy jacket or two for the bigger boys in your life!  Yep, that's right...Downtown Boy is now avaliable in sizes 6 - 10 years!
I know that many of you have been hanging out for a big version of this pattern and hope that you have just as much fun sewing this cosy jacket for your older boys too.
The pattern specifies using Pellon as the layer of warmth in the jacket, but I've enjoyed using quilt wadding lately.  You could also easily leave out the pellon/wadding and include a fleece lining too if you wanted to.
When I first designed the jacket, I thought that the sleeve pocket was a trendy detail to include...my siblings thought it was a great joke when they pointed out to me that sleeve pockets are used to carry cigarette boxes in!  Haha, I think our little boys will enjoy using the pocket for collecting shells and rocks ;)


Remember, the original Downtown Boy pattern remains the same, but will now be called LITTLE Downtown Boy - including sizes 6 months-5 years.


The new pattern, BIG Downtown Boy is EXACTLY the same design, only the size range for this pattern is 6-10 years.
You can find out fabric requirements for Big Downtown Boy on my website.  If you have a store and want to stock this or any other Make It Perfect pattern, contact Creative Abundance to place an order.

If you would like to purchase a copy of Big Downtown Boy for yourself, they should be popping up in retail stores very soon.  Ask your favourite store to get one in for you!


I'm giving away a copy of Big Downtown Boy to one lucky reader - leave a comment on this post to be in the running!
(Giveaway will close Tuesday 14th June and winner will be drawn via a random number generator)

68 comments:

memmens said...

Oh I love it! Might have to do for my downtown girl and get used in a few years for my downtown currently toddler boy! thanks for the giveaway

Emily said...

Love this! I wonder if I could adjust it to fit me. . . . :)

Jody Herbert said...

That's fantastic! I've been looking forward to you releasing this in the larger sizes - I can't wait to start sewing one now! Thanks!

Kylie M said...

Oh I just made the Downtown jacket for my son, and throught his big sister would love one for her even though I made her the the girls version. I would love the giveaway!, Thank you

willow and moo said...

Oh I'd love the Big Downtown Boy!

DianeY said...

Hooray for larger sizes! Little boys eventually do grow up sizewise, even if they seem like little boys all their lives (my husband included!)

Anonymous said...

Super cute!
ecisley(at)comcast(dot)net

Miss_Manda said...

thats fabulous.. now my big boys can have one too..

Beck said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE!
Having an 8yo boy - I am well aware there is not a lot of funky pattern available! until now that is :)

lianeka said...

great!!! My boy has two sowntown boy jackets and he will be six soon, so a larger size will be appreciated!!!!!
bosse2002 at hotmail dot com

rachelmp said...

Fantastic Toni. Just love that you are scaling up your pattern especially those for boys.

Tanya said...

that's great news Toni! Hooray for the bigger kids patterns

mrstolli said...

Yeah for boy stuff!

Tanya said...

Yay for you!! You are so talented and what a great giveaway!

Sonya said...

Fantastic! Have been keeping an eye out for this for my 7 year old step son, he will be so excited to go out and choose his own fabric now :)

Little Munchkins said...

Yay, I can blog mine!

Monique Baker said...

Wow you have done it again Toni.
Love you work. Would love to win this pattern for my kids.

Freja said...

I really love your fabric choices!

Peta said...

Goody goody goody. I love this pattern and have made it for my younger boy now I can make it for my big boy! Hooray!

Emma Fitzsimmons said...

As always I love it, love it, love it!!!

ohangelina said...

thank you , this is so sweet.

jalee said...

What luck! I was looking on your website for this this last week. Looks like I need both sizes now (6, 4 and 7 months) Love my downtown girl

Ingrid said...

LOVE Downtown Boy! With 2 boys of my own, this would be one FANTASTIC investment!

Cathy said...

What an adorable jacket! I betcha you could use laminate fabric too! Love it!

Domestic Artisan said...

Hooray! Great jacket and I love the fabric you've used! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I agree with some other commenters -- my big GIRL would love this jacket!
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Jen B said...

Thank you for making this in a larger size range!

Lynne said...

I'd love a giveaway. My grandson would look great in a downtown boy pattern. keep up the great work
Lynne

Kim said...

I'd love to make a Big Downtown Boy for my Big little man!

Belinda said...

Oh my boy turns 6 this weekend.... perfect timing!

MICHELLE said...

This is very exciting news!! i'm glad to see it in a bigger size!

Mary said...

This would be so fun to make for my son in a couple years. Thanks for the chance to win!

LionessLady said...

This is great! And I love the pockets on the sleeves - once can never have too many! (Btw, I think you might have met some of my family at the market in Ulverstone last week - they tell me you are just as lovely in real life as you sound on your blog!)

Our Busy Little Bunch said...

LOVE this pattern ~ I'm hoping to make one for my little guy this Fall. I have some laminated dino dudes ready to go :)
ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

Tessa said...

Wahoo, I have been hanging out for this one!

Ruth said...

Love It! Hope it is easy to sew.

Carly J said...

Excellent!! I just brought the Little Downtown Boy pattern and am yet to make it however I am excited to see the finished product. Keep up the good work Toni, I love your patterns and style...

The Brissmiths said...

Great news! Would love this pattern in a larger size Susan

Sanna said...

This is my new favorite jacket !

Monkeys in my pocket said...

i can't wait for this pattern! i love the little jacket - so does my son!

The undomesticated scientist said...

Fab, my little man, who's not so little anymore turned 6 in April. Perfect timing. Fingers totally crossed. X

Anonymous said...

love it. please put me in the draw.

Paula Ryan

Megs said...

love the uptown, so it must be about time i tried the downtown!

Cheryl-Anne said...

Great news! I have 2 boys, one of which will be soon into 'big' sizes. What about a big 'Uptown Girl'???

Mamma F said...

Oh, it's so wonderful I can't wait!!! Crossing fingers and hoping so much!!!!

Mandy said...

Oh I'd like that, the jackets I could make!

Anonymous said...

Well, you know I can't sew to save my life, so it just makes sense I enter a contest to win a sewing pattern.
Love Auntie Lorraine.
xxx

Kirsty said...

Thanks for making patterns for bigger boys. Cool ones are hard to find. I would love to win one also.

Deb said...

Yah I've been waiting for this! Thank you for the upsize :)

Jennifer S. said...

Oh yeah! I have been hoping for a larger size for my little man! This is just an awesome little jacket....fantastic giveaway!! I follow you on google friend connect and love keeping up-to-date!
jenniferschunke@gmail.com

riccasilver said...

Yay can't wait to add this to the collection :)

Crystal said...

I would love to win a copy of this jacket pattern - it looks great!

Ixchelle said...

So fun! Thanks for the giveaway!
chelle.ix(at)gmail(dot)com

Cindy said...

I'm excited for this! I'd love to win the larger Downtown Boy pattern to make one for my (big) boy.

Lee said...

I love the pattern and thanks for the giveaway in the "big" boy sizes!

Melisa said...

Yay!! I love this pattern. I have made 2 of the little ones, so very happy I can now make bigger ones!

Sew Now! said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!!! I want to make 2, I have grandsons that were born on the same day. 8 hours apart 2 separate daughters!!

Carla said...

This is awesome! I have twin boys and this BIG Downtown Boy would be absolutely perfect! :)

Kirrily said...

Gorgeous fabric. Looks like a really cute jacket. Would love to win a copy.
kirrily @ hotmail(dot)com(dot)au

AJ said...

Lovely jacket! Perfect weather for it here right now...down to 6 dergees at 8am on the school run this morning!

Gemma Turpin said...

Love love love all your patterns, you have inspired me to get a bit more creative with different fabrics.

amummy said...

Ohh...This looks great. I can now make one for my little boy and not worry about him growing out of it in a couple of weeks.

mistyeiz said...

gorgeous pattern!! tq for the generous giveaway. :)

Laura said...

Oh how exciting. I made the smaller version for my 3 yo already and would love to make one for mt 7 yo! laura at littlekahootz dot com.

Nayjay said...

I love all the Downtown jacket patterns and have it on my "to do list" for my boys.

Ruth said...

yay- a big boy pattern!

Kristy said...

Oh I love this jacket and would be thrilled to win this pattern! Thanks for the chance!

My little guy's favorite piece of clothing I've sewn for him was from one of your patterns! :)

Karen said...

Great work! Perfect for the 2 downtown boys in my life. Thank you!

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