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Unleash Your Creativity With Our New Shortall Pattern, and Soup!

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! 



Our classic shortall has unique piecing on each side front and back and features button shoulders. This shortall can grow with him with an extra 2” for moving the buttons as needed on the back straps. Front and back facings make it sturdy and the snap inseam is perfect for changing diapers or potty training. We love this pattern made in a stripe with each panel turned a different direction, but the possibilities are endless. Topstitch each panel for added detail and add a center front monogram or embroidery to make it even more special. Sizes 6M-4 are included in this pattern.


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!
Wouldn't two or three of these options make a great summer blocked-shortall!

And since I love to multi-task, often to Joel's chagrin, I constantly run back and forth to the kitchen while sewing, to try a new recipe we can try later that day!  Today I made this healthy Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup from one of my favorite blogs!  It's delicious, easy and full of all the great things we need to nourish our over-extended selves :)   Not to mention all this frigid weather!



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