The Lumberjack Returns!

Nov 5, 2021

Oh I feel like I’m about to get all sappy and weepy over this pattern release, y’all!  The Lumberjack Shirt was the VERY FIRST P4P pattern that I ever sewed.  It’s honestly what got me into PDF sewing, sewing Facebook groups, and all things related to this indie sewing community in the first place.  Back in October 2014, I purchased a “boys sewing bundle” pack and the Lumberjack was one of the patterns in it.  I was way outside of my sewing abilities, but dove right in.

It’s been my favorite pattern since then.  I’ve seriously made eight bajillion versions of the Lumberjack.  (I even blogged about them a little HERE.)

I went from the Lumberjack to the Relaxed Raglan, to each and every pattern Judy put out……to being asked to admin for her, to becoming part of the team and drafting freebies / helping with marketing / running a fabric subscription with her.  It’s all because of this one pattern.  It’s kinda hugely special to me.

I’d be remiss if I didn’t share this side-by-side of my very first Lumberjack and my most recent one.  What a shot to the gut, right?  He’s SO GROWN now.

Also I love that he’s got a little fleck of blue in his hair in that first one.  Hysterical.

Okay, let’s talk about the new release and all of the excitement surrounding that so I can pull myself back together!

The Lumberjack pattern is one of THREE patterns that just released.  The youth version is an updated version of the original — with some extras packed in there.

  • Designed for woven (non-stretch) fabrics.
  • Oversized fit, with lots of room for layering.
  • Fully lined / unlined options.
  • Full length button placket closure.
  • Collar + Collar Stand / Hooded necklines.
  • Optional Chest and Inseam Pockets.
  • Traditional Woven Cuffs / Knit Cuffs.

Basically it’s SO MUCH GOODNESS.

For Louis, I kept it pretty simple. He’s already got a winter jacket (that I need to photograph and share….and not, surprisingly is a Lumberjack also, ha!) so I wanted to give him something he could use for cool-not-cold days.  This version is an unlined flannel, with a knit hood and knit sleeve cuffs.  It’s that perfect “throw it on for an extra layer so my mom stops nagging me about wearing a jacket” piece.

11-year olds.  Am I right?

I love that the unlined version is still finished.  The pattern explains how to add a bias binding to the seam where the hood is attached, so it’s a cleaner and prettier finish.  I used a blue bias tape because I figured it wouldn’t hurt to give Louis a little pop of blue.

Obviously I went with a hooded version for Louis, because he’s ALL ABOUT hoodies right now.  When it comes to kids, I learned years ago that it’s better to just make them things that they like, that way you have better chances of them wearing it.  You like hoods?  I’ll make you hooded things!  It’s as easy as that!

Patterns: Lumberjack – Youth by Patterns for Pirates

Fabric: Constellation Flannel from JoAnn Fabrics

Disclosure: As always, you’ll find some affiliate links scattered within my post, which means I receive a small amount of compensation if you end up purchasing something I’ve recommended.  Keep in mind that I link these companies and their products because of their quality and not because of the commission I receive from your purchases. The decision is yours, and whether or not you decide to buy something is completely up to you.  Purchasing from my links does not alter the pricing in any way for you, it simply helps feed my sewing, creating and blogging habits.  Thank you for your support!


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Welcome to Wild+Wanderful!  I’m Katy.
Momma. Wife. West Virginian.
Dreamer. Coffee Consumer.
Craft Beer Enthusiast.
Purple Obsessor. Lover of Handmade.



Variant :: FREE Loki Alligator Inspired Silhouette + Cricut Cut Files!

If you haven't watched the Loki series on Disney+ yet, stop everything you're doing and binge away.  IT. IS. SO. GOOD. Seriously.  It serves up a lot of fanfare but also provides a lot of goodness for the less nerdy individuals out there.  Plus Tom...

One Pattern, Four Lengths :: The [free!] Moseyer Skirt

I really wanted to have a special post to talk just about the different lengths and fabrics that I used for my tester versions of the new Moseyer Skirt (a FREE pattern that I just released on Wild + Wanderful).  But before we get into it too much, let's go over what...

The Moseyer Skirt | A New FREEBIE Wrap Skirt Pattern, by Wild + Wanderful!

I am overwhelmingly excited to share that I have *officially* released another pattern on this very website!!  Let me tell you all about The Moseyer Skirt, y'all!! This is a beginner pattern, featuring an adorable true-wrap style skirt, with a sweet little tulip hem...

The Voyager Skirt :: Star Wars Style | A New FREEBIE Circle Skirt Pattern, by Wild + Wanderful!

Did you hear the news that I announced yesterday??  I released two new sewing patterns -- and they're both free!!  I'm still riding a little bit of a high from the fun of putting something that I designed in my own space.  I know that a circle skirt isn't anything...

The Voyager Skirt | A New FREEBIE Circle Skirt Pattern, by Wild + Wanderful!

So I did a thing.  And that thing was do a bunch of math and take the guess work and math out of circle skirts for you -- by releasing a FREE pattern: The Voyager Skirt!! Well....I released two patterns, because...

Granny Square Heart Drink Sweater | Free Crochet Pattern + Video Tutorial!

Whenever I'm in the mood to crochet something but want it to be a short and sweet project, I immediately start crocheting these granny square hearts.  I'm mildly obsessed with have no idea how many heart squares I have in my "WIP" pile.  Whoops. I shared...


Lumberjack in Leopard

Here are a couple quick facts about me: My name is Katy. I love to sew. I love to sew jackets. I love leopard print. Alright.  Now that you're caught up in the important things, let me tell you all about the leopard print Lumberjack jacket that I sewed for myself!! I...

A Lumberjack for my lumberjack

I have been BEGGING Judy to design an adult version of the Lumberjack and she finally caved.  THANK GOODNESS too, because Louis is currently in the largest youth size and I don't know what I'd do if I couldn't sew him this pattern any longer.  Whewwww.  Dodged a...

Willy Wonka :: Halloween 2021

Ahhhhh, Halloween.  Quite possibly the best holiday ever.  You get to wear costumes, be as kitchy as you want, and it's basically themed around candy.  How can people not love it? Making costumes for Louis is honestly one of my biggest joys in life.  It's so much...

A Katy in a Katy Sweater

It's so very meta of me to be wearing all these Katy patterns and being a Katy myself, isn't it?  I can't help it, though!  The new Katy Side Knot Top + Dress is seriously the cutest!!  And you'll be amazed at how quickly the tie element of it comes together, it's...