I made my first trip to Hancock Fabrics a few weeks ago. Overall, my trip was quite the letdown, but their amazing corporate team contacted me and resolved this issue. If you ever have an issue with local Hancock customer service, do not hesitate to take your comments higher up, the corporate staff is incredibly friendly, understanding and well ready to resolve issues.
My first trip ended with a couple of great finds. I have great plans for the pirate fabric thanks to a wonderful suggestion and guidance from my Aunt Valerie. The seersucker already had shorts written all over it when I picked it up that day.
After my shopping trip I found little time to devote to my plans until tonight. The seersucker was crying out to be made into an adorable pair of shorts for Huddy. I tried a tutorial for flat front shorts when I first got my machine and it turned out ok. I decided to try it once again and the results were quite better.
I of course still have miles to go in learning to sew, but improvement is already showing up in my work. I can't wait to try these on my little man.
The amazing tutorial for these shorts can be found here: http://www.dana-made-it.com/2011/05/kid-shorts-free-pattern-and-tutorial.html
I am in love with this blog and can't wait to try out many more of her patterns.