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Saturday, March 23, 2013

Bunny Day Outfits

Easter is quickly approaching, and I have been a busy bee at the sewing machine all week! Today I have three little projects to share with you--two tops and a pair of ruffle bottom jeans. All were fairly simple, so you could still get one or all three of these done for your precious little girl before Bunny Day next weekend.

Up first is this adorable purple gingham swing top I made using an adapted version of the Evelyn Dress Pattern from Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop.  I've used this pattern tons to make swing tops and a-line dresses that I then machine embroider.  I'm pretty sure I could make this version of the pattern in my sleep by now.  It's a great base pattern to use.  I highly recommend it!

I appliqued this Bunny Alpha design from Planet Applique onto the front of the top using some super-duper soft minky fabric.

The letter is suppose to be a bunny face with ear, but the fabric is so fluffy, the eyes, nose, and whiskers of the bunny are nearly lost in all the fluff.  I trimmed quite a bit off, but it obviously didn't help a that much.  Ella doesn't mind though.  She loves to pet it!

I didn't make this particular swing top reversible like I have some others seen here and here.  I was in a hurry and wanted to keep things simple.  I did fully line it with white muslin though.

To complete Bunny Day Outfit No. 1, I added these cute banded ruffles to the bottom of some jeans that fit Ella everywhere but in length.

Destri over at The Mother Huddle had blogged about this idea earlier this year, and I quickly pinned it.  When I was cleaning out Ella's closet and found these jeans, I knew her tutorial for Banded Ruffle Cuff Pants would be a perfect way to salvage these jeans for a few weeks more use!

Instead of adding a bow like the one used in the original tutorial, I used some crocheted trim to cover up the center seam.  There are a lot of ways you could add extra detail to this, and now I can't wait to for her to need another pair so I can play around with the finishing touches more!

For Bunny Day Outfit No. 2, I used this cute 3/4 sleeve raglan tee with 3 bunnies appliqued on the front. The t-shirt is from Kavio and the embroidery design is from Planet Applique (and it's on sale right now for just 50 cents). I used some gingham in blue, pink, and purple for the appliqued bunnies. I just love gingham fabric!  Can't you tell?

And to make the applique fabric stay nice and smooth wash after wash, I used Heat-n-Bond Lite to fuse the applique fabric to the shirt before I satin stitched around each one. I also used Pellon #40 cut away stabilizer on the back.

This is my favorite little embroidery project yet.  Ella has received so many compliments the couple of times she has worn it already.  Paired up with this cute little bunny barrette that my friend from Sewing Mama RaeAnna made, and she's ready for some Easter egg hunting!

To complete the Bunny Day Outfit No. 2, Ella just wears the same ruffle bottom jeans that I made for Outfit No. 1!  I love it when separates can be mixed and matched with other pieces!

Hope you've found something on my sewVery blog to inspire you today!  Oh, and I thought I share a few other pictures from our day out at the agricultural park.  Happy Easter!


  1. Beautiful, beautiful. both the clothes and Ella. Looks like Easter will be fun.

  2. So sweet!!! I love her hopping picture! :) I love the ruffle band jeans and the detail of the crochet trim! So creative!!!

  3. You have the cutest babies in all the land! Cannot get over Ella's little bunny hop face. :D Adorable outfits!

  4. Super cute! Love the ruffle on the jeans! Thanks for sharing this at my Pin Me Linky Party. I hope you come visit & link again.


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