The first item I made for the swap is for a little boy who likes anything that moves and his favorite color is orange. Sewing for boys is a little harder than sewing for girls just because finding boy material is difficult and not as many selections. I hit the fabric stores looking for something I just couldn't live without. I found an orange and white houndstooth at Hobby Lobby I thought would make a good accent color for the pants and shirt I imagined making. After a little more hunting I found a dark denim with a little stretch for the pants and a light blue fabric with airplanes on it for the shirt.
For the pants I used the Pocket Pants pattern in Growing Up Sew Liberated in size 5. I used the dark denim for the pants and the orange/white houndstooth as an accent on the waistband, cuffs, and around the pockets. The pants are long on my son but look fine when rolled up and I had to use a lot smaller piece of elastic for them to fit around his waist!
For the shirt I used The Easy Linen shirt in Sewing for Boys size 4/5. The airplane material was used for the main part of the shirt and the orange/white houndstooth as the accent neck band. I found the sleeves were very long for my son who has just started wearing 5T.