The 15th of May I received shipment notification in my email, telling me that my BeeBox from Vinegar and Honey Co. had shipped! This was my FIRST BeeBox and this month, these girls NAILED it! This month they sent two 1-yard coordinating cuts; I am dying over how soft and gorgeous they are! Here are the fabrics that were included in my May Bee Box – Poly Rayon Spandex Galway Floral Rose and French Terry Solid Rose Baby.
I adore floral prints – and have a rather large collection of them. I tend to generally focus on bright and loud colors, and often shy away from lighter, softer colors. I was extremely pleased with this mystery fabric surprise! I knew I would have enough fabric (1 yard of each fabric listed above) to complete a few projects on my ‘to do’ list and this fabric was PERFECT! Especially with Summer coming…I knew I wanted some fun but functional tops.
My first project consisted of a Ladies Henley Tee by Patterns for Pirates – I sized up by 2 full sizes throughout (no grading) to create a looser Tee perfect for hot and humid summers. I love the fit of this! I measured to be an XS and made the M and used a majority of the Poly Rayon Spandex Galway Floral Rose. The fabric itself is lightweight and breathable.
Next up on my list was to use some of the remaining Poly Rayon Spandex Galway Floral Rose for the neckband, fringe, and armbands of the Ellie and Mac Be Fancy Tank Top. The front and back pieces used the French Terry Solid Rose Baby. This is one of my favorite Tanks because of the details – the shark bite hem and the gorgeous fringe which blows in the wind or when they twirl! It is a quick sew and the sizing correlates with ready to wear clothing sizes – so no need to measure your child! The pattern itself comes with easy to follow instructions and actual photos that are clear.
Last on my list…was to use up all of the scrap fabric that I had left over from the Poly Rayon Spandex Galway Floral Rose. I had just enough to create 2 pairs of Kids Scrundlewear!! Not only is it an easy sew but it allows me to use up those smaller pieces of left over fabric (scrap). Shown here are the size 4 version of the kids scrundlewear by Stitch Upon A Time with bands – no elastic was used. I used cotton lyrca only for the waistband and leg bands and the rayons spandex for the front, back, and crotch lining.
Now, I still have some of the gorgeous French Terry Solid Rose Baby, I may as well make another tank top for myself!
***All of the fabric used in this blog is from Vinegar and Honey Co! Grab your BeeBox or Weebox for just $19.00 through May 31st (price goes up June 1st)***you can switch from BeeBox to WeeBox or vice versa at anytime and even have the option to place your Box on hold!
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