We are about to leave on a short visit to Cape Cod and some of us are getting ready for beach life more uniquely than others...
Bear has been trying out his newest sports equipment love: goggles and a ridiculous wetsuit. I, on the other hand, prepped for this vacation by finally finishing off a few last minute wardrobe needs for Bear.
The first being a huge, floppy hat to protect him from the sun's rays while still soaking in all it's welcomed warmth. I found the free pattern here but tweaked it a little to meet my needs and fit Bear's super-sized head. I cut out 4 (not 2) of the side pieces, but kept the crown the same. I also added an additional strip of the lining print (dog paws) before sewing on the rim because the length was still a little short to me. I also ironed on some interface to the brim and sides to give it a bit more body, but I actually don't think I'll do that the next time around.
Hmm, I guess I changed quite a few details, but it was a free pattern and I had a distinct vision (not that the hat actually turned out looking like what I had pictured, but whatever. I like it. Bear likes it.)
With the left over material I followed these easy instructions and made a pair of beach pants in no time flat. I LOVED THIS PATTERN and will certainly be using it again- maybe next time with an actual T-shirt. The only change I made was to add the border to the bottom of the pants at Bear's request.
And now, I declare we are ready to go to the beach.