Monday, May 16, 2011

Buzz Buzz

Last year before Connor was born, Pat, Haley and I made a trip to Pittsburgh to visit family. While we were there, we went to this awesome fabric shop called "LOOM". The store is a candyland of amazing designer fabrics. I would live there if I could. While I love my local fabric store, there's just something about browsing a giant store full of adorable designer fabrics that make a girl want to move in and stay forever.

Since my bank account can't handle the boatloads of fabric I wanted, I had to be careful about the fabrics I chose - and let me tell you, that was difficult given all the fantastic designers: Amy Butler, Michael Miller, Alexander Henry, Robert Kaufman....I was in heaven. I decided to go ahead and buy at least one piece of fabric at full price, so I got 1/2 yard of Alexander Henry's "Tweet Tweet" fabric, which is the one I used to make Haley's simple skirt in THIS post.

Like I said, I knew I couldn't affort the insane amount of fabric I wanted, so I did what any thrifty girl would do - I headed straight to the remnant pile. And that's where I found this adorable fabric!

There in the pile amoung the other scraps was 1/4 yard of Michael Miller's Bee Hive fabric in mustard. With Haley's obsession with bees, I knew I had to get it and make something out of it. Fast forward a year later, and I finally got around to actually using it.

Haley has a sever lack of summer clothes, so with hot Tennessee weather quickly on the way, I knew I wanted to make some shorts and a coordinating shirt out of it for her!

I made some simple, elastic waist shorts with little pockets on the back (you're looking at the back of the pants in the photo above.) I used store-bought bias tape to line the pants and pockets, then added some buttons to the pockets for a little extra detail. I also sewed a large button and elastic string on the front using this tutorial on Craftiness is Not Optional for the fly. I know it's not meant to be used for the fly of pants, but it turned out great!

Might have to do a shorts tutorial in the future....these were so fun and easy!

The shirt was SUPER easy. I used a scrap of the Bee Hive fabric, ironed on some fusible webbing to the back, and then appliqued it to the shirt using a zig-zag stitch.

It was hard to get a decent picture of her in the outfit...she was a little hopped up on sugar during the photo shoot. Judging by her grin, she seems to like it!

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  1. oh my! these are too cute! my son loves bees and my mind is reeling with how I could make this look more guy-ish.

  2. Cute outfit!! I just love that fabric!

    Thanks for linking @'Sew Cute Tuesday'!

  3. How adorable! That little pockets are great!

  4. thanks for linking up to Take-A-Look Tuesday at Sugar Bee Crafts - - I featured you today on my FB page!

  5. Love the fabric! The outfit and your little girk are too cute!!

  6. Adorable!!! I am a new follower!!! I am visiting from Tatertots and Jello and I would LOVE if you could link up your awesome post to my very first crafty linky party! This is the first week of Delicately Constructed Fridays and I would really appreciate the link!
    Hope you have a great weekend!

  7. Oh so cute...wishing my daughter was this small again...! New follower..found you on Flamigo Toes!

  8. Turned out so cute! I love the black and yellow:) Your little girl is adorable too! Saw you on Flamingo Toes. Have a great weekend!


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