There are certain projects on my sewing “bucket list” that I am really committed to. This one had a sense of urgency. The girls are growing up so fast, that I predict a time (sadly) when they will no longer have any interest in a play canopy.
I decided on a pattern – McCalls M5827. This pattern calls for about 15 yards of fabric and I am committed to using what I have. I gathered together any large pieces from my stash including vintage sheets. I saw another blogger used vintage sheets and although they are mismatched the tent comes together with a cohesive look. The Strawberry Shortcake fabric must be from the 80s.
Here is a photo of the inside. The seams are all serged for a finished look. The canopy top is supported by a hula hoop.
The girls are really enjoying the canopy and I was really happy that I was able to finish it to enjoy over the summer.