I'm so excited, I won last week!!! Below is my entry, I'm writing up tutorials on some of the projects for later this week. In the mean time, don't forget to vote for your favorite project this week, you can vote once every 24 hours through Friday night!My math was off on the project I originally planned for this challenge. I figured while my son was at school, I'd figure out if I was going to salvage it or start over. As we pulled up to his school, a little voice said, "Mommy, are you going to make something for me today?" Since he doesn't usually ask for much, I knew I had my answer!
So, $2 for a giant thrifted button down shirt + 3 hours of work + 5 project from that shirt = 1 happy little boy! But I learned more than just how this added up.
First up, I made a "handsman" (aka handsome) apron with the front half of the shirt and repositioned the pocket. Since he has a tendency to wipe his hands on the sides of his pants, I made the apron so it wraps around him, covering the sides of his pants. Lesson learned: I mentally size everything for my daughters, I need to keep his measurements handy.
This project was a bit of a two-fer. When buttoned on the lower button, his pennies don't fall out. When buttoned on the top button, it can slip on a belt to hold a few bucks and a chapstick! Lesson learned: Bribes work, he asked what he could pick up to earn pennies to put in his wallet!
Peace be with you,