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little birdie shorts & tee

Anyone else out there have a teeny tiny waisted one?  Well, my youngest is certainly that.  So besides her wearing the same shorts as last summer, I decided I need to make her a pair.  And with a coordinating super cute top, why not?

I came across this fabric at Crafty Planet a while back and it is so super cute!  Just cutesy enough for my girl. 
I traced a pair of her existing shorts and added a couple of Rae pockets!  Yep, I’ll just nickname it that, the Rae pocket.  Otherwise known as the Pleated Pocket tutorial.  Just sized it down a bit and did a gather instead of the pleat, that’s all. 
Of course I did manage to sew the pockets on in a weird location, so I had to rip them off and sew them back on, this time while the shorts were already sewn together – but it can be done. 

The tee came from target and yep, just added a teeny patch to the front.  I left the edges of the polka dot raw so it would fray up a bit for extra cuteness. 


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37 Responses to little birdie shorts & tee

  1. Amber 07.02.2010 at 9:41 am #

    This outfit is adorable!!!! Love easy and cheap outfits that look absolutely adorable!

  2. Chris 07.02.2010 at 10:08 am #

    Perfect summer attire. Your sweetie is so cute. I’m glad I’m not the only who’s children can’t smile for pictures in a a normal fashion.

  3. Edris 07.02.2010 at 10:21 am #

    That is crazy cute. Those pockets on the bum just plain rock! It makes the outfit unique.

  4. Annie 07.02.2010 at 10:31 am #

    Question–I see that you make the front of the pants a little lower, which I like to do as well…but when you sew the waistband, how do you keep it from getting all “wonky”?

  5. Christa 07.02.2010 at 10:42 am #

    ridiculously cute! i love how the shorts are longer…and the fabric is super cute, vintage girly…

  6. Kari 07.02.2010 at 11:42 am #

    So so cute! Fabric, pockets, details, all of it.

  7. Micah 07.02.2010 at 11:47 am #

    TOO CUTE!!!

  8. coffeerocketfairytale 07.02.2010 at 12:21 pm #

    I love the colours! Looks so… I don’t know, just like the perfect kiddy-summer outfit! And your girl is such a cutie!

  9. Jessica 07.02.2010 at 12:37 pm #

    So cute. I have the opposite problem with my youngest one. She is not yet 2 and wears 6t size for her chubby little self.

  10. Vanessa 07.02.2010 at 12:53 pm #

    So cute! Love that last pic of E!

  11. Tami B 07.02.2010 at 12:58 pm #

    Your daughter is adorable and so is the outfit!

  12. Lise 07.02.2010 at 1:30 pm #


  13. Care 07.02.2010 at 1:34 pm #

    Those little birdies are killing me!!

  14. Miss Sews-it-all 07.02.2010 at 2:10 pm #

    So cute!

  15. Mary 07.02.2010 at 2:49 pm #

    So adorable, you queen-of-crafty-goodness, you! I love that brown and aqua combo.

    Lauren is wearing the same shorts as last summer too. But it’s kind of funny because her capris from last summer are basically bermuda shorts now :-) It’s kind of nice to not have to buy her a whole new wardrobe, though!

  16. Sarah 07.02.2010 at 4:07 pm #

    Adorable! What a great idea and lovely fabrics too. Of course I love the happy little girl wearing her smart new outfit too.

  17. Sweetie Pie Bakery 07.02.2010 at 4:59 pm #

    those pockets on the bum are too cute!

  18. Andrea 07.02.2010 at 5:51 pm #

    Super cute!
    Andrea @

  19. Cindy 07.02.2010 at 7:31 pm #

    This outfit is just too cute!!! Looks adorable on your daughter and she is the perfect model -just sooo precious!:)

  20. Leslie 07.02.2010 at 9:50 pm #

    these are so adorable…you did an awesome job. those little birds on the fabric are too too cute.

  21. Sarah 07.02.2010 at 10:35 pm #

    So cute! Great job…love the fabric

  22. Jess 07.03.2010 at 12:51 am #

    that fabric is ADORABLE! love the color combo, too. Sadie fits into one of her 6-9 month diaper covers still…I don’t know who decided the sizes for that company. lol!

  23. Stephanie 07.03.2010 at 12:53 am #

    Wow, what an adorable outfit (and little girl)! I love the fabric you used.

  24. Clodagh a.k.a. Isra 07.03.2010 at 5:34 am #

    that is really nice, love the colours. my three are all tiny waisted and they hate the adjustable elastic shorts as they say the buttons dig into them.

  25. Anna 07.03.2010 at 9:20 am #

    Hey annie, hmm, not sure how it works, but maybe it’s easier when you serge the edge instead of doing a double fold? Or maybe because it’s pretty gradual. I do understand what you’re saying though…

  26. Kylie 07.03.2010 at 10:33 am #

    Super Cute indeed – Love them – might have to make a few sets for Amelia for Kinder (a little upsetthat she is starting school next year and I dnt get to dress her in cute hngs during the week)

  27. Cheryl @ a pretty cool life. 07.03.2010 at 11:02 am #

    Love it! Making shorts is the only way to go. My 3 yr is super tiny waisted…he and my 1 yr both share the same size 12 month shorts!

  28. Sarah R 07.03.2010 at 11:36 am #

    Cute — I love it!

    Andrew is teeny waisted — he will be 3 in August but 18-24 month shorts fit him, and even 12-18M.

  29. Karen 07.03.2010 at 6:31 pm #

    Those pockets turn those shorts into something real special. T-shirt trim is cute.

  30. Jeannie 07.03.2010 at 8:33 pm #

    You know your girls just don’t get any cuter than that!!!
    What an adorable outfit, I love those pockets!

  31. bec 07.05.2010 at 7:14 am #

    love your blog. so many great ideas and inspiration.

  32. Vicky 07.05.2010 at 8:53 am #

    Adore the pockets. Those are brillant.

  33. Hilarious Homemaker 07.05.2010 at 4:16 pm #

    What a cute idea. I love the matching shirt.
    My son has the itty-bitty waist too, he wears the same size pants all the time, just a bit longer every few months.

  34. A. 07.05.2010 at 7:57 pm #

    LOVE the cutie patootie pockets! Cuteness.

  35. Sonja 07.06.2010 at 2:38 am #

    That is absolutely darling! Oh and the outfit is super sweet, too. 😉

  36. Gail :) 07.06.2010 at 1:45 pm #

    Super cute! The pockets were the perfect touch!

  37. Deidre 07.07.2010 at 11:49 pm #

    I love this outfit! so adorable!

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