Brian had an assignment for class. He was to study about, and give a short speech about a famous person in history. Dressing up as the character was encouraged. He loves to read... writing is still a pain for him. At least the subject he chose was very interesting - Benjamin Franklin. He enjoyed his reading, and found a picture that he liked.
He brought me this from his book - "Mom, I want to be this. Can you make me something?":
So, I dusted off the sewing machine. I'm sure that I scared the poor thing as it hasn't seen the light of day for many, many, years. Last time I used it, was to make Brian's baby clothes and crib set. It's been awhile.
I also found my tools, accessories, thread, etc. And an old chair cover in a good solid colonial-ish green. As I got my project together, Brian got very motivated about putting his own work together. He did a great job organizing his notes and came up with a good presentation.
Meanwhile, with a plan sketched in crayon, a paper bag pattern, and a whole lot of luck, I created this:
It was a bit big... I really was just winging it!... but he looked good :)