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Old 04-22-2013, 02:54 PM   #1
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Would this be o.k. for a boy?

Hello,
I am sewing some merino sleepwear for our baby boy expected in May (cold in New Zealand).

Among other things I made brown footed pants and a kimono style top in natural white. I have some ribbon in exactly the same brown on one side, and a cream/brown flower pattern on the other side. Do you think I could use this as a closure on boy clothes? I am normally very much for Gender neutrality, and the colors would work either way I think. But a bow, with tiny flowers? I think it is very cute, but I am afraid I might be loosing my ability to judge.

Alternatively, I could just do a white bow, or white snaps. Although not so sure about the snaps, I recently became the proud owner of KAM snap pliers for diaper making, but think they might be too bulky on clothes, and too strong for just two layers of jersey.








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Old 04-22-2013, 02:56 PM   #2
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I like the snaps over all, but any chance you can get cream ones instead of stark white?
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first of all...beautiful work on the shirt!

i am not a gender nuetral person....so keep that in mind. i wouldnt do the ribbon. more like snaps, velcro, button. with that change, it will be awesome.

but, if u love it....thats all that matters
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Old 04-22-2013, 03:23 PM   #4
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I'd go for snaps, purely because i would really struggle tying a ribbon, on a wriggly squishy, especially with arms flailing around. You could reinforce the inside of the fabric with an extra square of fabric so each snap goes through two layers if that makes sense.
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Old 04-22-2013, 03:41 PM   #5
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Re: Would this be o.k. for a boy?

I don't mind the cream ribbon, but the flowery one is a bit too much for a boy, IMO. I don't care for the white snap, but it would look great in brown or cream.

I think a button closure would be really sweet, too.
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Re: Would this be o.k. for a boy?

I would go with a cream or brown snap OR make a tie with the same material as the shirt. The cream ribbon is actually really cute, but I imagine it would be kind of slippery.
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I'm for the snaps as well. Beautiful work BTW
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I say go for a snap,but I'd probably use a red one or something fun like that.
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Another vote for a snap.
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:34 PM   #10
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I don't mind the cream ribbon - I'd put that on a boy. I don't like the white snap at all. If it were cream or brown or maybe red, yellow, orange I'd probably like it better than the ribbon.
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