I try to never take the kids along with me to Joann's for obvious reasons .....
.... but more often than not I have to. They were really getting into it on this particular trip. Aside from browsing through the fleece section, they also had fun price checking the thread while I was searching for the zipper I needed. Bayne stumbled upon this really cool golden spool of thread. He told me he wanted me to make something for him with it.
Challenge accepted! With only a golden spool of thread as my inspriation, I set forth looking for an idea. I was thinking something denim at first. I have lots of old jeans I could cut up and piece together into something cool. I was leaning toward a vest. I had found this cool one on pinterest.
I love it and the lining is cool. For whatever reason, I didn't feel like making this a refashion and instead dug through my fabric stash for something new to work with. I had this cool heavy duty brown hemp canvas. I used one of Bayne's vests to make the pattern.
I decided on using the blue organic cotton/hemp/lycra fabric I used in the recent dress I made for the lining, since I had so much left over. I added a nice fusible fleece to both fabrics for warmth and cushioning. In retrospect, it might have been best if I only used a single layer because his only complaint is that it's heavy.
I sewed the golden thread as an accent across all the seams and edges of the jacket (I kept the inside thread blue, though). I think it looks really nice with the brown and blue. I found a super cool zipper that matched perfectly. I think it looks so cool on him. I'm way proud of this creation because I was able to make it without a real pattern and only a spool of thread for inspiration.