Monday, July 18, 2011

Baby Girls' Clothes are so much Cuter!

On Friday, my niece turned one.  One year ago Friday (actually Thursday, it was a long labor!) I was driving down to Fallbrook to meet my precious little niece.  It is weird how even after having my own kids, Emma can hold such a huge piece of my heart.  I guess as parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents, you never know how much love your heart can hold until another little piece of joy enters your life.  And then your heart overflows.

And of course Auntie Talia spoils the heck out of little Mems, as she is affectionately called.  I love it because as much as I love my boys, and I do, they can't wear tutus.  So Emma's birthdays and Christmases and anything else are going to be filled with the frilliest it gets, because being the only girl in a household of boys, I need frills!!

So here is what I made her.  I started with a super cute purple tutu from Costco.  I know, Costco, but they were so cute I got two.  Purple is my favorite color, so it worked!  Then I decided a tutu just wasn't enough, I had to have something to go with it.  A little white shirt with the letter 'E'.  Perfect.
Here is what I used:
- Purple material
- Green lace type material for the 'E'
- White onesie
- Cricut
- Sewing adhesive
- Sewing machine

At first, I tried to cut the material using the CriCut.  Fail.  You can kinda see in the picture that the material is all bunched up and kinda cut.  Bummer.  But I found a way!

I used the CriCut and cut out the letter 'E' using just regular printer paper.  I held the paper down to the material and used a purple sharpie to draw the outline.  Then I cute within the purple lines so the outside had a purple fade on it. 

Then I ironed on the adhesive to the 'E' and then peeled off the paper and ironed the 'E' onto the shirt.  I added the green elastic behind the back of the 'E' for a little more frill and to bring out some more green. 
Now, since I didn't use heavy duty adhesive, I also had to sew it on.  I used a zigzag stitch but for some reason my sewing machine was acting up and it would pause and then go really fast then pause.  But I decided it just added a little vintage feel to the letter.  Right?  You see it, vintage-y...

There you have it!  Pretty simple, right?  I actually did it the morning of the party, so yes, it was very simple.  I love doing little personalized gifts like this, I think it adds so much.  And it lets me get some of my creative juices flowing!!
Isn't this tutu to die for?  It is a good thing I don't have a girl.  We would be broke.  But she would always look cute!  :)

Happy Birthday, baby girl.  Auntie loves you!!


Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

aw so cute and girly!!!! love that the letter matches the tutu. I'm all about some matching :)

Ana MF said...

This is so cute! Love that you customized it with her initial :)

And yes, the tutu is to die for! My husband says the same thing, if I have a girl, I'll be broke!!!!

- Ana
My (Newly)Wed Life

Jennifer said...

You did a fabulous job girl!! And I love the tutu! One can never have too many tutus!

trininista said...

When I was at home shopping for my nephew, I found myself cooing over all the girly cuteness. This little outfit is so cute though. God, I am so uncreative. But I am still a great auntie! lol.

Lindsay said...

So adorable! I can not wait to get home to my sweet little niece and spoil her rotten. She is turning one in a couple of months.

Suze said...

I know what you mean, I always have such a hard time picking clothes for my daughter...Way too many cute things to choose from:)

Emily said...

I have three boys so I totally undrestand wanting to make awesome girly things for your nieces I do too.

MiMi said...

I do WAY girly stuff for my nieces since I have 2 boys! :) I swear, they're lucky to have us as aunts! :)
I think you might need a different blade for your cricut to cut fabric?

Grammy Goodwill said...

What a good auntie you are! That tutu and your matching onesie are a great gift.

Brit @ JandMs Eye Candy said...

Absolutely adorable, your niece will love it, and of course look so cute and girlie!

TexaGermaNadian said...

So so cute!! And looks pretty easy as well. I dunno, those little boy suits are pretty dang cute too :)

KY said...

How cute!!!! You're such a crafty DIYer :)

Ginger@gingersnapcrafts said...

Following from Sumo‘s Sweet Stuff link party. Would love to have you link this up to my {wow me} wednesday link party going on right now over on my blog. Hope to see you there.


Anonymous said...

oh my gosh! can i please have only girls if they can wear something like that outfit! that is TOOOOO cute! (my mom dressed me in ugly clothes as a kid...not always, but usually...i never had a cute tutu like that!).

i only had sisters and no friends that were boys growing up, so when i went to my friend's child (who was a boy) bday party and had a buy a boy toy, i was clueless. everything has soooo many dang pieces! it was the most overwhelming experience of my life. why cant boys just like clothes, shoes, tinkerbell makeup, and hello kitty?!??! :) hahah!!! just kidding!

girls clothing said...

I know what you mean, I always have such a hard time picking clothes for my daughter...Way too many cute things to choose from:)

it has always been tough finding dresses for my kids. thanks a lot!!!


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