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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Over the River and Through the Woods...

To Grandma's House We Go!
Well, there's not really a river...
Or any woods...
It's more like "Into an airplane and through the sky, to Grandma's house in Florida we go!"
However they get there, Little A and Little Z are ready for a Spring Break weekend filled with the best that Florida has to offer...
Sun, Fun and Grandma!!!
It also happens to be the Spring Break Challenge this week at Project Run & Play, so why not play (and sew) along...
Sandy beach, playground and warm weather, here we come...
In our new outfits...
The shorts are loosely based on New Look 0153.  I used the pattern for size and shape, but I only had 2 half-yard pieces of this fabulous "Car Box" fabric by Echino, one in turquoise and one in brown and I wanted to the shorts to be a bit longer than in the pattern.  No matter how I tried, I couldn't get the lengthened pattern to fit while keeping the cars upright.
So, I cut the pattern into 2 pieces.  The first makes up a sort of yoke and then runs down the sides of the shorts.  And the second, which I used the Echino fabric for, makes up the body of the shorts.
I added little pockets on both sides, because Zander has informed me that shorts and pants shall not be made without pockets.
The best part of redesigning the shorts pattern was that I then had enough leftover fabric to make these cute bucket hats!
I used Peek-a-Boo pattern shop's "Reversible Bucket Hat" pattern with the Echino fabric, some khaki fabric harvested from pants with blown-out knees and a brown herringbone suiting on the reverse.
For the shirts also used another Pee-a-Boo pattern, the "Boardwalk Hoodie and Henley."
I've had these two cute knits lying around for a while just waiting for inspiration to strike.
Traffic signs + Cars + Cool colors = a perfect combo!
Are we ready for Spring Break???
Sunshine state...
here we come!!!
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  1. Love this! Love the shorts and the hoodie! I really love the hoodies! Awesome job!

  2. I love that you made each outfit unique yet part of a pair. Great job!!
    Deborah @ Sew much to give

  3. I love this. Great fabric choices and I think those shorts are my favorite!

  4. they both look so ute in the Florida outfits! I love the hoodies.

  5. Those shorts are so great!! Grandma's really is the best!

  6. GREAT sets! I'd love to see you join us this week at the Inspire Us Thursdays! link party.

  7. I love how the hoodies are reversed! Great sew along for spring break!

  8. what fun spring break outfits! Just perfect and I love the hats ;o) Thanks for linking up to Create Link Inspire, you are featured this weekend! I've shared it all around and would love for to as well if you get a chance ;o) Emily@Nap-Time Creations


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