Saturday, January 7, 2012

Polar Bears and Little Girls

Sleepover Pajamas in Brr!



I was oh so lucky a few weeks ago to receive a message from fabric designer Laurie Wisbrun (of Tufted Tweets fame!) asking me if I would like a chance to work with her newest line Brrr! Twist my arm....I GUESS I could do something. ;) Uhm. Yeah. I jumped at the chance.



( fabric photos courtesy of Laurie Wisbrun)
Brrr!



Brrr!





It was like a little Christmas present to me when the fabric arrived. But I knew right away that I needed to make something for my little gal. And even though I was already making her a pair of pajamas, this fabric was just begging to be made into some pajamas as well. So out came the Oliver & S Sleepover pajama pants pattern again.



Polar bears in the snow




I took the girlie out on a warm winter day when the snow was starting to melt and let her play a little. Remember, she's super cooperative for pictures right now. ;) Eating a little snow helped keep her distracted.



just a little hike




I thought it would be too much to make a whole top in the polar bear fabric (isn't it the cutest!), so I opted to do an applique on a simple white t shirt. I've actually never done that before and I've been wanting to try it for a long time. I made sure to use a jersey needle because I was working on a knit...I was too lazy to find my tear away stabilizer (I honestly don't even know if I have it where I'm currently living) but it still worked pretty well. I would like to try this technique with the stabilizer though because I think it would be even better.



Do you see the snow?




Here's a little tip for the applique. I knew that I was putting the cut fabric onto a white t shirt and appliqueing it with white thread. So when I cut out the polar bear, which is also on white fabric, I left a little edge of white around the bear...maybe an 1/8" of white. That way that applique blends more seamlessly into the t shirt and the polar bear isn't covered in thread itself.




My girl loves to eat snow!





I have a few more tricks up my sleeve for playing with Laurie's fabulous fabrics (due out in June I think!) and I'll share those as I do them. But I wanted to show off my cute girl and her new fab pjs. Oh she's sweet!



My baby




What do you all think of Laurie's fabric line? I love that it's wintery and not Christmasy.

Stay tuned because we will be having a giveaway of a fat quarter bundle of Brrr! (but I have another fun giveaway to do first!) So a couple of fun giveaways on the horizon.




44 comments:

  1. It is delightful fabric, isn't it? I used to love making PJs and little shirts for my boys when they were little! I have to wait for grandchildren now! The 'stripes' would make great little boy PJs with another of the fabrics for the trim! Great job and cute little one!

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  2. The whole line is delightful.

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  3. Adorable pajamas! The fabric is super cute too! I love that she won't stand still! That was how my kids were at that age too! Can't wait to see what else you do with this line!

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  4. I love that fabric and the PJs you made with them! What a cutie! :)

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  5. What a cute, cute idea for that fabric Angela! Can't wait to see what else you make.

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  6. The Brr fabric is delicious! I love winter - and this fabric is going to have to find it's way into my house. Please let us know when it's released!~!!
    Your little girl is precious. She's such a good model!

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  7. Oh, my goodness! This is so cute. I'm lucky enough to have some of the same fabric and keep thinking of more possibilities, but I never thought about pj pants. That is too cute!

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  8. Oh, I love the entire line! And your little one looks so cute in her new pjs. I like how you appliqued on the polar bear. So cute!

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  9. AHHH! So adorable, so so so adorable! Good job, cute fabric, lucky little girl!

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  10. Could she be any cuter?!?!?!? Love those pjs!

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  11. those pj's are so freaking adorable! and i love the photo of her cramming the snowball in her mouth, lol. i can't get over how big she's getting!

    i wish June would hurry up and get here because I'm DYING to get some of this fabric! i already designed a block that looks like a bottle cap so I can make a Coke themed quilt with it :)

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  12. Love the look of this line. And those PJs are super cute!

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  13. Adorable Angela! both the line and your little one :-)

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  14. Very cute, both the jammies and model. I do hope she was avoiding the yellow snow when she was chowing down ;o)

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  15. How stinking cute is that fabric and those pajamas! And that was a very creative way to turn a plain shirt into a matching shirt. Absolutely adorable! I'll have to give that applique trick a try. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Oh so cute! I love the pjs and they are perfect for winter.

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  17. What an adorable project you made! I have a shirt that I want to cut out the design on an applique it to a new shirt. This is giving me an idea. I may try to do the reverse applique process. :)

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  18. Very sweet... and so is the fabric and pj set!!

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  19. Gosh she's cute - but isn't she cold??? I would be!! The pjs are adorable and you did a great job on that appliqued tshirt!

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  20. Oh it is a wonderful line, and what you did with it.. I love it! As soon as I saw it I thought, "Oh now that is cute!"

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  21. What a perfect project for this project. I love that you left a little white around the fussy cut polar bear to hide the stitching. You are very clever. The model if fabulous.

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  22. i love that line and holy moly your little is soo cute!

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  23. I love it! It will come out just in time for me to make something cute for my granddaughter...so adorable!

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  24. I love this line and I love your pjs! What a fab idea, the polar bear on the top is the perfect finishing touch!

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  25. Oh my gosh, this is the cutest fabric - can't wait to get some. And your daughter is a great little model!

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  26. Too cute both the fabric and the model ;-)

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  27. I LOVE those polar bears! The polar bear was my college mascot so I'm a little biased :)

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  28. Great fabric line and really cute model in the PJ's. I also think this fabric line would make really cute pillowcases:)
    LauraT

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  29. Oh I just love this!! The applique was the PERFECT choice!

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  30. I think this fabric line is adorable and so are your cute jammers. I'm already thinking of what I could do with the blue & red.....

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  31. Hi Angela. I have been poking through my book Modern Blocks. You sure are credited with a lot of blocks. I love the it's a stretch block. Thanks for inspiring.

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  32. For stabilizer on my applique shirt I usually just use a coffee filter and it tears right off. But this is super cute. Love it!

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  33. Love that fabric! And those pants! And the shirt! You know, if you need to test out how the pattern would work on a grownup and you need a test subject, I volunteer. :) Your sweetpea is growing so big and getting even prettier with every picture you post. Miss you guys.

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  34. That fabric is wonderful! I love the pajama pants.

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  35. Sweet pajamas. And your little girl looks both cute and a bit surreal in short sleeves in the snow.

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  36. Oh my gosh! That fabric is just adorable. I'm definitely going to be watching for that.

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  37. Seriously, those are too cute! (And so is your daughter!)

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  38. Totally adorable! It's a great line.

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  39. Your daughter is adorable--so is the outfit. I think Laurie is a genius fabric designer!

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