The weather outside IS frightful, even for us Southerners, who have mostly been spared the worst! It's a great weekend to stay inside and tackle a project that your favorite little boy will enjoy when Spring comes!
THE WILLIAM SHORTALL is one of our favorites because it 'sparks' creativity ~ not to mention it's a clever way to pull-together pieces (coordinating, or child-wild) and patchwork them together for a 'one of a kind' design! Those of you who are quilters, will undoubtedly have some great 'fat quarters' stuck away that would be fun!
We recommend using a medium-weight woven fabric. Perfect for seersucker stripes (that's what we used) or printed cotton broadcloth, twill or stretch twill. Would also work for “color-blocking” or “pattern-blocking” in chambray, gingham/check and plaid. The possibilities are unlimited, and we have done the hard work of blocking it for you!
We found these fun fabrics on Robert Kaufman's site ~ one of our very favorite manufacturer's of high quality fabrics for just about everything you have in mind! They were a prime vendor of Patsy Aiken Designs for more than 25 years! www.robertkaufman.com
Wouldn't two or three of these options make a great summer blocked-shortall!
One of the best things about being creative is
that it can show itself in many small ways.
Sew a shortall~make some soup ~ or build a
lego starship with some special little boys.
It makes a memory!