Having a dairy farm means that holidays are few and far between, but as you reading this we are traveling with the whole family for a spring break getaway! We are spending a few days with family in Vancouver, and then heading south across the border to spend a few days in Seattle. We have trips planned to the aviation museum, open air market, and the zoo, and are crossing our fingers and toes that the weather is nice!
This outfit was inspired by the wet Pacific Coast. I grew up in Vancouver and know first hand how it can go from warm to damp and rainy in the blink of an eye.
Aaron’s t-shirt is inspired by one of my favourite foods: coffee! Seattle is the birthplace of Starbucks and the west coast is home to many excellent coffee roasters.
To create the shirt, I used Ottobre 3/2012 Octopus Shirt. The shirt is upcycled from one of my husband’s white undershirts that had, very ironically, a coffee stain on the front. I used the existing shirt and sleeve hem to save on time. The coffee bean is appliqued and the words are done with fabric paint and a freezer paper stencil.
The lined convertible pants are self drafted. The outer is broadcloth and they are lined with a jersey knit. The buttons and tabs mean they can go from pants to shorts in seconds.
I am very pleased to how his jacket turned out. I used Ottobre 1/2013 # 12 Against the Wind Jacket with a few modifications. I added toggles so that the hood can be cinched to keep out the rain and the wind. I also added some rib knit cuffs that can also keep out the cold.
The outer fabric is a wind and water proof outerwear fabric I found in our local fabric store’s remnant bin. It is lined with a bright yellow microfleece. I added some reflective tape for safety and to brighten up the grey exterior. The oversized buttons add a fun touch as well.