Every holiday I think it would be cute to dress my daughter in a holiday related outfit. But I don't want to spend a lot of money on it, since she won't get a ton of use out of it. And I never seem to have any luck finding anything that isn't over the top. So every holiday passes by and my daughter never gets any holiday related outfits.
For Valentine's Day, I found a few ideas similar to this one and modified it to make it my own. I think it turned out really cute AND it is subtle enough that my daughter will be able to wear it all summer long if she wants to!
I started off with a really plain shirt and skirt from Target. They were really cheap but gave me a simple base to work with.
Then I cut out my heart shapes out of felt. I cut enough hearts in descending sizes to make a total of (1) three heart shape and (1) two heart shape.
Next I used fray check along all edges of my hearts.
Next I sewed a few beads along the edge of the top of the three heart shape piece of felt.
Then I hand stitched the top heart to the middle heart using matching embroidery thread.
And then I hand stitched the middle heart to the bottom heart using contrasting embroidery thread. I repeated these steps for my two heart shape.
I then sewed both of my heart shapes to the shirt, at slight angles, using contrasting embroidary thread.
Next I decided to do the same hand stitching along the edge of the sleeves in a contrasting color. Didn't that turn out so cute!
Then, to coordinate the two pieces, I hand stitched along the edge of the skirt pockets in a contrasting thread (it is hard to see in these photos but I used white thread on the pink skirt).
Didn't this turn out so cute? I am not a sewer so this was quite the undertaking for me, but I think my daughter will like it!
Oh, and to top off the outfit, I had left over beads so I made my daughter a bracelet too!
This tutorial participated in the following awesome link parties:
Sumo's Sweet Stuff
The Girl Creative
Making the World Cuter
The Persimmon Perch
Keeping it Simple
It's so Very Cheri
A Soft Place
Silly Little Sparrow
Today's Creative Blog
My Frugal Family
My Backyard Eden
Blue Cricket Design
30 Handmade Days
DIY Show Off
Life as Lori
Fireflies and Jellybeans
Tales from Bloggeritaville
The Shabby Chic Cottage
Beyond the Picket Fence
The Train to Crazy
Sew Much Ado
That is super cute and simple! I love it, especially the stitching around the pockets. Thanks for sharing!<br />Kaysi
this is absolutely adorable...and I think I know where I'm going as soon as I pick up the kids from school!<br /><br />Thanks for sharing this! I just now found your blog, and only had a chance to see this one post but, I really do have to get the kids so I'll be back to see the rest...but I love it already!
Tiff @ Making The World Cuter
Love the contrasting thread idea-it turned out adorable! thanks so much for sharing it! <br />-Tiff
Kaysi - thanks so much for checking out my post!! I am glad you liked the outfit!
Lauri - I am glad you found my blog! It is always fun to have new visitors and I am glad you will be back! Send me photos of the outfits you make! I would love to see how they turn out!
Tiff - thanks for visiting my post! And thanks for the nice comments! I love comments!
Andrea @ TheTrainToCrazy.com
Love the beads! If you are interested I have a new carnival called Make it, Wear it on Thursdays and this would be perfect to link up!
kirstin & jordan
I LOVE this! It's simple and super cute... I need to get myself a daughter... Sons are not nearly so fun to 'dress up.' :)<br />If you're interested, tomorrow we have a friday fun find party that we'd love for you to link up to!
Mique (as in Mickey)
Thanks for linking this up on 30days. SO cute!! Thanks for sharing. xoxo Mique
Very very cute! I love the beads!
So sweet... My daughter would have loved this when she was younger.. She's almost 13 now...<br /><br />Thanks for joining me for another great party at "Get Your Craft on Thurs." Please join me next week for another wonderful party..<br /><br />Please stop by for a big annoucement Tuesday, the 16th. I'm so excited I'm about to bust...<br />Lori
Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden
Such sweet embellishments! Your daughter is a lucky girl!<br /><br />Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours day!
Sweet Bee Cottage
Cute, Cute, Cute! Great idea. I'm just sorry I didn't see this until today. There's always next year - AND - other holidays! Thanks!
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Oh, it turned out so sweet!<br /><br />Thank you so much for stopping by the Talented Tuesday at My Frugal Family link party, and adding this to the page! Don’t forget to stop back tomorrow to see which links from last week are featured, and to add your new links!
This is so cute! I ha good intentions of making Etta a Valentine's dress, but ran out of time! Next year! <br /><br />I will keep the layered felt hearts in mind they are so cute!
Andrea - thanks for visiting my blog! I will definitly come and check out your link Thursday link party! Thanks for sharing!
Kirstin & Jordan - thanks you SO much for stopping by my blog! You comment is cracking me up because I have a 3.5 year old daughter but am prego with a boy. I made this shirt and thought "I can't make this for a boy...whatever will I do for him?!?!" I will definitely be by to check out your link party! Thanks for sharing!
Mique - thanks for visiting my blog!
fawnda - thanks for visiting this post! I am glad you liked it!
Lori - thanks for stopping by my blog!
Carolyn - thanks for checking out my blog! I always love your blog parties! They are a lot of fun!
Sweet Bee Cottage - thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I have been contemplating how easy this would be to do for other holidays as well. (Although shamrocks and snowflakes are not as easy to cut out of felt as hearts are...)
Heather - thanks so much for stopping by! I always enjoy your link parties!
Remodelaholic - thanks for checking out my blog! It is always nice to have you visit!
Angie - [email protected]
Thank you for sharing your awesome project at Thursday’s Treasures last week! Come share your crafty projects in this week’s Thursday’s Treasures too!<br />http://treasuresfortots.blogspot.com/2010/02/thursdays-treasures-week-10.html
This is just awesome.. I might have to do this to one of my shirts..