Sunday, July 5, 2009

4th of July Jammies!

Each year we celebrate the 4th by heading down to a little festival in the next town over, we have a wonderful dinner at a city tavern, followed by lots of out door fun while we wait for the fireworks. My favorite part of the tradition starts when we change the kids into their 4th of July jammies that we buy each year at Old Navy.

Only this year, I forgot to buy the jammies. No big deal, they could wear regular jammies right? Wrong, my daughter bawled on the 2nd when I told her I'd forgotten. Looks like it isn't just my favorite part of the tradition. I found 2 pairs of Navy blue shorts, and 2 white tops at Target and JoAnn's was having a sale on fat quarters so I picked up red, white and blue fabric for $3.

Here is what I started with:

I applied some heat bond to the back of the fat quarters and then cut out a bazzilon stars.

Next I removed the backing on the heat bond, applied them to the shirts and shorts using an iron.

With everything bonded to the jammies I toyed with idea of calling them done...

But some of the stars didn't seem like they were going to hold all that well... so I spent about 2-3 hours stitching around the bazzilon stars.

And it was totally worth it!

And here is the best part of 4th of July Jammies, when the fireworks are over, and the kids look like this:

All we have to do is get them home and roll them into bed!

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