A while ago, Spud 3 said he wanted to be a brick wall for Halloween. It was the night before the party. I didn't have anything that even vaguely looked like bricks. I put it on hold. He found a fedora and a trench coat. Not sure what he was but he was happy.
Spud 3 is know as the Kid in the Hawaiian shirts. Has worn them almost exclusively since he was about 3. Fortunately he has relatives who travel and always has a supply of authentic ones.
What does that have to do with a brick wall? Well, nothing much except for the fact that Hawaiian shirts are pretty easy to construct. And, once I finally found some brick fabric... well, it was a done deal. Sort of.
Bricks are like plaid. They look better if they match. Kid didn't say he wanted to be a quake devastated wall.
So the fabric languished. Until my mom showed up. She is a seamstress. An amazingly talented woman. She knows matching! She placed the pattern pieces and cut them out so that the bricks lined up PERFECTLY! Even the bricks on the sleeves line up. It is a magical talent as far as I'm concerned.
It took a bit more time for me to get up the nerve to attempt to put together the perfectly cut fabric. I made it most of the way and then stalled out when I boofed the collar.
A short while ago, I told the spud I was finally going to quilt his quilt. He said "finish my shirt first". So... ta da! A brick wall Hawaiian shirt! AND it fits. AND get a load of how those bricks line up. Thanks MOM!
Have to say this was easier than the ren faire costume for Spud 1 or the still to be figured out dragon sweatshirt for Spud 2. They don't make it easy on me!