Monkey Around

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Avery's first nephew has a birthday party coming up soon, so Avery needed a party outfit. Brooke has been planning a sock monkey themed party, so when I came across this adorable fabric from Melly & Me I clicked away to purchase it. You know how I love to get behind a good theme!!

Sorry for the bad photos, but this one just didn't fit right on my dress form. Did you know Chelsea Anderson (a.k.a Pink Fig) designs patterns for McCall's? Well she does, and this top is the second one that has been released (M6313). The bodice has an elastic back, but beware that this fits super tight on Avery. You may need to lenghthen the elastic you use for a looser fit.

Monkey Jumper

I paired the top with these cute cuffed shorts from the Bizzkids Summer '08 book. I love the way these look! The pattern actually has a waistband with beltloops and a working zipper fly. I simplified thing A LOT by sewing up a faux fly and elastic waistband perfect for a two year old. Can't wait for Avery to monkey around with all the other little monkeys when its party time!

Monkey Shorts

The other fabrics are Sis Boom Flower Power Polly stripe and Barbara Jones Bubblegum Basics. BTW, McCall's patterns are 99 cents this week at Joann's, so there is really no excuse not to get a new pattern or two!!
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