Last Month we went to Fabricland and bought up some swank sale fabric. They always have end of season sales that offer HEAPS of savings and we like to try to get to a couple a year. Must keep the stocks piled high you know!!
Mr. Jimmy picked out three yards of this amazing upholstery weight magic!
He asked for a short sleeved collar shirt.
He chose a spotty turquoise contrasty fabric for the lining bits from the scraps bin.
We are both pretty happy with the results. Can you tell he's happy?
There was just enough fabric left to make myself a longish pair of shorts. I chose a stripey bit for the pocket and band linings.
Then I decided I needed a blouse or something to wear with the shorts. Found this bit of chiffon that fit the bill. Didn't really have a pattern so I fumbled around all day until I had something that was wearable. It's long enough that I can respectably wear it with leggings or simply tuck it into an incredible pair of psychedelic shorts! I added the tie as an afterthought. It's my favorite part!
We went on some adventures and found a GIANT mudcat!
Good thing Beastie is still too young to be embarrassed by her Grandparent's style choices...
Or is she? Maybe that's why she running?
Oh dear..... She's running in this one too.....
Maybe she just wanted to be matchy too! She hasn't figured out that my blouse lining is the same fabric as her dress straps!!!
Poor, poor Beastie....
This was a little pond in behind the giant Muddy the Mudcat statue. So pretty and calm.
We needed it too after all the excitement of looking like circus attractions.