We visited the annual Pirate Days celebration here in the town where we live yesterday and had a great time. We enjoyed Pancakes with Pirates which was put on by our local church to raise money for the local food pantry. The kids had a blast in the kids’ section which was full of mazes, jumpers and slides. We even watched a sword fight!
I thought it would be fun to sew up pirate-y shirts for the kids to wear–not really costumes, rather something that they could wear to the festival and then wear again and again. I did decide at the last minute to make a skirt for Samantha instead. I figured that if she just wore it this one time, I could recycle it into something else later.
The pictures aren’t great because my good camera is still broken, but I did get this one up-close picture of the fabrics and the embroidery on Sean’s shirt.
Ready to hang out with the pirates for the day! (The younger boys’ shirts are sewn from my Patrick Curved Raglan pattern. Samantha’s skirt I just made up as I went along. Sean’s shirt is just a simple long-sleeve t-shirt that I modified by adding the 2/3 strip of pirate fabric to the front and the pirate ship embroidery.)
Just some random shots of the fun:
I was most excited about that last shirt, the one that I made for my 16-year-old. It’s hard to make something that a 16-year-old boy is willing to wear in public! Sean had a few friends over the night before, and they were checking it out. One said, “Your mom made this?! I would wear this!” I think that’s the biggest compliment I’ve gotten in a while!