With skirt madness temporarily sated, D expressed interest in picking up a pattern to make some Hawaiian style shirts. In fact, he wanted to make them himself. So off we went to pick out a pattern.
This is Simplicity 5581. The shirt is pretty easy to make, except for the collar (of course) which is pretty fidgety (as collars go). I've had this fabric forEVER, and it was great to put it to use.
Next up, D wanted to make one a shirt too. I figured the best way to go about this would be for us EACH to make a shirt at the same time. This way I could walk him through some of the more difficult parts and use the shirt I was working on as the model/demo. After a run to gather here to pick up some more fabric, we got to work. Two shirts later.....
(this is the one that I worked on)
...and ROBOTS! This is the one that he worked on. Pretty great, right?!?!?!
Next up: QUILTS!