Ahoy Matey!

Ahoy Matey!

Dress up clothes are played with daily around here. The box that is supposed to contain them is usually dumped all over the library floor in the kids’ attempt to find some magical accessory that must always be at the very bottom of the bucket. Since they love dress up… planning their Halloween costume is a favorite activity. They spend hours imagining all the cool characters they could become. Planning starts, oh in July probably, with a final choice made in September.

Bug is enthralled with pirates at the moment (a nice change of pace for us… I was having a hard time listening to any more Star Wars talk). For the last few weeks I’ve heard about his needing a pirate shirt every day. This weekend I was able to sit down and work on it for him. I didn’t have a pattern, just a vague idea of what I wanted it to look like and an old, stained piece of muslin with which to work. I’m not really sharing a pattern per se, there was a whole lot of fudging going on… but I am going to walk you through my thought process. We are calling this our Pirate Shirt UN-pattern but there should be enough info here to get you going on your own pirate shirt project. NOTE: This shirt could also be used for other Renaissance type outfits as well.

The vest pattern can be found HERE.

Have fun Matey!









Michelle ~ Wee Folk Art


  1. Arr! Shiver me timbers, this is sweet. And are you friggin’ kidding? You just threw this together? Unbelieveable. Down to the ring. Sigh, sigh and double sigh. But seriously, it is incredible, Michelle. And the picture of your son is perfect.

  2. I agree, that’s amazing! And I your directions totally make me feel like I could follow and do it too. So inspiring and looks really, really amazing! I’ll be linking.

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