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Saturday, May 5, 2012

Bright Summer Outfit...


 It's Sew Crafty Saturday over at Wildflowers and Whimsy!

Also Sew Dang Crafty over at Sew Many Ways!



 

 There is a story behind this fabric. I won a copy of "Girl's World" on a blog, and after several weeks, I'd never received it. I wrote and no response so I wrote Jennifer Paganelli on FB. She immediately mailed out my copy of the book. The book was wrapped in this luscious yellow/blue print from her West Indies collection.
  It was a challenge as it was less than a yard. I knew I had to figure out some way to make something for Shelby.

Cayden and Shelby made puppets from their monkies!

  I had seen a tutorial for this type of top on the Children's Corner Archives page. I only changed how I did the straps. I didn't do the shirring method - I just used some 1/8" elastic. It was so super easy!
  The rick rack bridging is easy too! I've done this before, and if you are familiar with Kari Mecca, then you've seen her creations also.
  The shorts were a simple McCalls pattern. I added the waistband with belt loops and the band for the legs so it would tie on each side. I barely had enough left to make the belt.
 Oh I guess you'd like to see more pics!
 This was a fun outfit to make, and I gave it to her for her birthday. She loved it! 
Thanks for stopping by!

3 comments:

My Journey With Candida said...

That little girl is going to keep you busy, busy, busy. She probably already does.

The outfit turned out fantastic!! Very cute

Mosaic Magpie said...

Shelby's outfit turned out great! What a great use for the fabric.
I have never seen that "bridging" technique with rick rack before. You taught me something new!
Deb

Lydia La La said...

Pretty. cool and practical..what more could you ask for? Lovely.