Karly from Paisley Roots introduced me to Zone 9 a few months ago. It was pretty much love at first sight! Then when I was thinking about which patterns I could use for this challenge I remembered Zone 9's Charlie and instantly knew this was how I could create Fred without making a button up dress shirt and a sweater (we are in summer in my neck of the woods). So here is where things got complicated. Zone 9 is NOT from my neck of the woods! The beauty behind the patterns is Sharon and she is in Belgium, it's only across the entire Atlantic Ocean from me! Well, apparently in Belgium (and other European countries I have been told) not only are the sizing charts different but patterns do not always include the seam allowances. Not really a big deal, but I think between adding seam allowances, converting measurements, and up-cycling, the Charlie shirt I made did not fit the my original Fred. Luckily it was the first garment that I made for the challenge and so Fred became Shaggy and Shaggy became Fred and Charlie still got to play!
FRED'S LAPEL COLLAR SHIRT
Blue T-shirt with yellow screen printing
Men's Basketball Shorts XL
Baby Bandanna from our blog to make the ascot cool enough for 2015! This was the only Non-up-cycled item. I could not find the right red in any of our four closets, so I took a 12"x12" scrap of material left over from Christmas Stocking last year and a black pearl snap to create the bandanna.
FRED'S STRETCH JEANS
Women's Stretch jeans size 12
scrap piece of fabric (blue & white stripes)