Saturday, November 12, 2011

Firefly dress and pants

Baby Sewing Project: Firefly Dress and Pants

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I went shopping one day and a turquoise Tshirt came home with me :). No really! no plans or anything, it just made me pick it up and check out. It wasn't even munchkin's size.
And next time when I reached my sewing table, on a whim I picked it up again and thought it will look good with some "Meadow Friends" Damask that I have been hoarding for a while. So I added it in the skirt.
Then I got stuck, ok what now?

I sifted through my stash and found this Kate Spain Good Fortune Jelly Roll of firefly. Really, I couldn't have matched it better if I tried.

So I added the ruffle at the bottom from that jelly roll and then made a firefly applique on the front. I wish I had some orange ric-rac. It would have totally made the dress, but I didn't...and neither did the Walmart near us. Oh well!

Once the dress was complete, I realized it would be perfect for a friend's daughter whose birthday was coming up. Yaay!
So I searched through my stash again and found this stripey knit. Perfecto! A pair of matching leggings.
Next came the headband. What outfit could be considered complete without a headband. So again some search in the elastic stash yielded an almost perfect headband material.

I love it when things fall into place like that. Almost justifies having tons of sewing supplies in my stash. Well...almost!

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  1. These are adorable! The birthday girl will be pleased. I'm really liking the turquoise/orange combination.

  2. Now that IS adorable!!!!! I wish I could match fabrics so nicely, well done.

  3. hi, i have been looking at all the things you make and they are really great! thanks so much for sharing, its wonderful that people like you help others like me to get motivated and inspire and also teach us. have a great day!

  4. What a great present for a little girl! What pattern did you use for the leggings? I'd love to make some for my daughter.

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  5. SO darling!! Would LOVE it if you would link these up at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!!

  6. So cute!! I love the colors!


  7. adorable! Found you from the favecrafts blog hop! Absolutely love turquoise and orange together. :) And it is always the coolest when everything you need can be found in your stash!!!

  8. This is really kind of refashion...Would love it if you would link this up to our Rockin' link party going on now at RoCa and Company. Here is the link: Come and show off what you got. Hope to see you there...

    Remember...YOU ROCK!!

    Carmen @ RoCa and Company

  9. Love the colors! I wish I had a stash like yours. LOL

  10. What a great idea using a tea shirt and then adding a skirt to it Saves a lot of work and requires a lot less fabric. :)


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