Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Baby Girl Gift Set: Flower Applique and Two Tiered Skirt

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!


  1. Love this! Am looking for some diff ideas for a few friends who are having girls and this one might be the one lol

    1. Glad you like it! If you end up making one, I'd love to see it!


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