Sew In Tune: Three Little Birds

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Rise up this mornin’,

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Smiled with the risin’ sun,

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Three little birds

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Each by my doorstep

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Singin’ sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true,

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Saying, “This is my message to you”

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Don’t worry about a thing,
‘Cause every little thing gonna be alright.
Singing “Don’t worry about a thing,
‘Cause every little thing gonna be alright!”


I can’t think of a happier song, can you?

I am so excited to be part of this year’s Sew In Tune series.  I thought it was such a fun challenge to come up with a project based on a song.

This particular song by Bob Marley is special to me for a unique reason.  I played it when giving birth to my oldest daughter.  I remember when it was go-time, I told my husband to “Play the song!” I don’t know if it helped to relax me or not as its all a bit blurry but I always get a smile on my face when I hear this song, and it makes me think of becoming a mama for the first time.

I decided to make a cute little birdy dress for my little bird.  Girly and pink.  Perfect for February.  I bought this adorable fabric from Sew Graceful, a fun Etsy shop with adorable fabric.  It is called Mamma Birds in Violet, from Valori Wells Wrenly Collection.   I love that it has a 3-bird motif.

I used a pattern for this dress, the Lizzy Dress by Shwin Designs, size 12-18 months.  It fits my 14 month old perfectly.  I chose to do the gathered skirt version, but added a ‘paperbag’ waist effect with pink tulle.  I covered up the gathering stitches and where I sewed this layer onto the dress with a narrow grosgrain pink ribbon.

Let me tell you how much fun it was to sew up this cute pattern.  I love the creative back/closure to this dress.  Her instructions are great, and it really was quite a quick sew.  I would definitely make this dress again.

Now go check out the series and see what other fun bloggers are making!