Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Winnie the Pooh T-shirt

My family is taking a vacation this year.

A very big vacation. A very special vacation.

Some people may think I'm crazy for taking a 2 year old and an infant to visit Mickey Mouse but we are all super excited!

And, we got a great deal when I booked back in March. Yep, March. So, I have LOTS of time to plan things and create fun stuff for our trip.

We'll be driving down at the end of August with my parents in tow. So, I will have plenty of posts in the coming weeks before our trip and even after with my tips, tricks and ideas for an awesome Disney vacation.

I completed my first real 'Disney Vacation' project last week. I want to make my daughter a lot of her clothes for the trip-while also stocking up on a bunch of Disney character garb at mom2mom sales-OMG I have a ton! I am not talking about making a princess dress though. That talented I'm not. My favorite character growing up was Winnie the Pooh. I was obsessed. So, I wanted to be sure along with Minnie and the princesses, Poohbear would be in her wardrobe for the week too.

I found this Disney shirt on Pinterest and it's from Honeybee Vintage.
I had a different idea in mind for a princess inspired piece so I took this idea and turned it into my own Winnie the Pooh creation.
I simply found a picture of Poohbear that was a side shot and traced it onto my paper. I went through my fabric scraps and found some yellow cotton fabric and red felt. I used ironed some heat n' bond to the back of each and then cut out each Pooh bear shape. After attaching it to the shirt I hand stitched around it with some yellow embroidery thread since I wasn't sure I would be able to do all the curves with my machine. I found a pack of honeybee buttons at Jo-Ann's and they were the final touch. My little girl loves the buttons and makes the zzzzzzzzzzzzzz sound while she plays with them :)

There you have a very cute and extremely inexpensive Disney shirt for a fun vacation memory. And, now I don't have to spend an arm and a leg at the park or the Disney store to get her something to wear!

Garanimals shirt from Walmart: $3.88
Honeybee buttons from Jo-Ann's: $1.99
(but I used a coupon too so they were cheaper!)
everything else I had on hand!

And, she loves it!


Cheryl @ Sew Can Do said...

So much cuter than anything you can buy. Love it! Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday at Sew Can Do:) We did Disney with a 16 month old non-walker & many older kids last year (would not recommend such an age gap), but a younger baby & older toddler will be easier. I just wish we'd convinced grandma to wait a year longer - now that baby is 2.5yrs & a huge Disney fan!

blissfulsewing said...

Awesome!Thanks for sharing!

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Six Sisters said...

These shirts are darling!! They are cuter that what you get at the store!! Seriously!! Love the button! We are so glad you joined our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday". We love to see all of the great recipes and ideas!! Thanks and we hope to see you again next week! -The Sisters

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