Sunday, 14 February 2010

Project Upcycle Day 14 - BumbleBee Flower Petal Baby Skirt

Yesterday I asked what I would make out of some baby jammies and the leftovers from the Blue Tie Dyed Skivvies that I made on Day 7 of Project Upcycle? The hint was: Flower girl?

Let's get started! First I must direct you to a wonderful blog called Mad Quilter. This is where I got the idea and the pattern for this petal skirt. I just re-sized it to fit my 6 monther.

There are better step by step instructions on the Mad Quilter blog. But I'll give you the gist of what I did. 1) Cut out the petals.

2) I decided to add my own little flare to the design by putting Tawny Bee on one of the flower petals. Bees love flowers :)

3) Sew the petals together

4) Hem. I went with a zig zag hem to give my already blue fabric a little Bluebell flower likeness.

5) Add casing and elastic and ta da! A very cute BumbleBee Flower Petal skirt. Modeled here by my precious Laney who didn't lay still for very long, but was nice enough to be distracted by the camera to get in a couple of shots.

**** This BumbleBee Flower Petal Baby skirt will be listed at Tawny Bee for $20. Half the proceeds from the sale ($10) will be donated to the Heart and Stroke Foundation as part of my Upcycle for Heart and Stroke 2010 campaign****

Stay tuned tomorrow when I will be making something out of this pile of stripey baby clothes that the kids have grown out of. It seems like these Upcycle projects are using up a lot of my old baby clothes. But don't fear, I still have enough to make the kids their baby clothes keepsake quilts! Hint: Babies are messy!

Earlier posts in the Upcycle for Heart and Stroke series:

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