Thursday, September 27, 2012

Darling Bumble Bees: EASY Pre-smocked Skirt

I went to Walmart a few months back and found this really cute pre-smocked material.  I love the colors of the material and the cute polka dots and  bumble bees.  

This material is perfect for a beginner sewer. If you can sew a straight seam, you can make this skirt.  And the elastic waist band will be already done, so all you need to do is make a hem.

Here I have already sewn the side seam.  As you can see, the waist band is already done!

Next, I zig zagged the raw edges.  I like a more finished look, with no fraying.  After the hem, you could be done, but I wanted a little more cuteness.

The bottom of the material was black and white polka dots.  I decided to try my hand at an applique.  I found a bee cut out online and cut out a bee applique for the skirt.

First, I ironed on  Heat n Bond to the polka dot material.  Then I cut out the bee applique.

Then you iron on the applique to your skirt.  After that,  I went over the edges with my sewing machine.

Every little girl likes sparkles! 
I sparkled some of the bees and polka dots with glitter paint.

I also put black ric rac around the hem.
For the eye, I just stitched and hot glued a black bead.

Darling Bumble Bee Skirt

Now wasn't that easy? A basic, pre-smocked skirt!
You can do it!!

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  1. So cute! I love that giant ricrac!
    Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.

  2. I love this skirt. I love dressing my daughter up in bumblebee outfits and dresses.

  3. Very cute! I will need to look for fabric like this.
    Donna @onceuponasewingmachine.com

  4. What a cute skirt! The fabric is adorable, but the bee applique and the glitter add the perfect touch that it needed! Great job!
    Thanks for linking up!


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