Monday, May 9, 2011

Birthday Outfit

I had planned on making Tillie a birthday outfit, but as all my free time was taken up sewing Kizie's Dutch costume I wasn't sure I would get it done.  Last week Thursday I had most of the costume done, so I decided to go to the store and pick out some fabric to make Tillie a skirt.  I washed and ironed it on Friday.  Saturday morning, on her birthday, I got started.

I used MADE's Simple Skirt double layer skirt tutorial.  I made a few changes.  I used the less bulky method two, but instead of sewing the serged fabric down I just left it up.  Takes less time that way.  I also used my serger to put a rolled hem.  Again, faster than a folded hem.  And, I liked the idea of the light pink contrast.

As I finished I realized, I must have measured something wrong because this was going to be a short skirt.  I had a few errands to run so I added Field's to the list so I could buy eyelet to add to the bottom to lengthen it.  I think making it too short at first was a great mistake because it's just darling with the eyelet!

I also stopped at Target so I could find a top to match the skirt.  I was thinking pale yellow would be cute, but they didn't have any.  I ended up buying a white tee with a white fabric flower on it.  It would be sweet, but not what I was planning for this occasion.

As I was driving home I remembered a yellow polka-dot tee I bought at a garage sale last year.  It had been a rainy afternoon and I didn't notice the stains on it when I bought it.  Perfect for a party where she's sure to get dirty!  I appliqued a "2" on it using the template from Crap I've Made.  Then I added a cute green heart button to the top and skirt.  Why not?

I'm a little bit in love with the outfit.

1 comment:

Jillian said...

So cute, the eyelet makes it even more so! Thanks for the link, I might try my hand at another skirt. That first I made was way to big.