My entry into Shwin&Shwin's Link Party sponsored by Appliances Online
Another one of my friends is having a little girl in the fall. I've been trying to be creative for each person and give something a little bit different. I also try to use the material I have to come up with a cute outfit. I take days pairing different fabrics until I get something I'm happy with.
Onesie with Flower Applique:To make this, I took the fabric from the bib and made a photo copy. I then cut out a single flower and then enlarged it until I was satisfied with the size. I then used Pellon Wonder Under to iron it on. I appliqued around the edges very slowly. The curves were a little challenging, but it worked out. I lastly added a button in the middle. I was a bit concerned that a baby would try pulling it off and choke on, so I sewed it on extra secure. Even though I love the look of the button, the next time I might just applique on a coordinating color in the middle to avoid the whole button issue.
Two Tiered Circle skirt:
I started with the Circle Skirt from MADE for my base, but then chopped and added until I got the below result. I was going to do a tutorial, but it'll have to wait because I started taking pictures of the process but then had to rip out and redo because my original idea didn't work out as planned. I had put piping in between the two tiers, but it made it stick out horribly. It looked like a big square dancing skirt... I think it would be great if I was making something with a petticoat, but alas, I was not, so out it came. I ended up putting the lace to cover the seam and add some character. Thankfully, I loved how it looked. Whew! I sure was happy that it came out because the baby shower crept up on me and I had a lot less time then I wanted.
Here is the finished onesie and skirt set. The set is size 6 - 9 months. Since her baby will be around that size in the winter, I think it'll be a cute outfit paired with a button up sweater and baby leggings.
Below is the entire gift with coordinating bib to match.
I can't wait for the months to go by so that I can finally meet my friend's baby girl!