March 28, 2011

Polo Shirt Ruffle Skirt and Shoes

My niece is about to have her first birthday.  Since I don't get to sew up cute little girls stuff for my little boy I take advantage of birthdays!  With the wonderful London Loafer pattern found at Sweet Pea Patterns on Etsy I was able to make these adorable shoes.  That pattern is very easy to follow and I was able to make these cuties without any major sewing meltdown!
I was going to make a cute little skirt to match the shoes but then I came across this cute little polo dress found at Sumo's Sweet Stuff.  
Mine pretty much follows the tutorial except I didn't have a white knit shirt but had a bunch of knit fabric that I used instead. I also did the lettuce edge on the bottom layer instead of cutting it off which gave me four layers.  I also didn't cut my shirt at all and used the already hemmed shirt to give the skirt a nice finish.  

Look at all those fun girlie ruffles!  
The underside isn't the prettiest because lets face it, knit is knit and is a very stubborn fabric sometimes.  Here is a close up.

Also, I had to make a cute card to go with the little gift.  I wanted it simple and easy yet cute.  I used the tutorial at The Shabby Nest to make the pennant bunting on the front and added simple ribbon lining the bottom.  

Check out these parties I've linked up too!

Mondays
Making The Girl Creative 
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Tuesdays

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Wednesdays
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Thursdays
HookingupwithHoH  

Fridays
 kojodesigns 

Weekends
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6 comments:

Summer said...

Looks great! I actually did a lettuce edge on the bottom on the two dresses I made for my own girls - great minds I tell ya! Nice work!

Sumo:)

Valerie said...

So cute! I love it, I wish I had a little girl to sew this for!

Kelly said...

Very Cute!!!!
I'd love it if you would link up over at the Glitter Party!!!
http://runwithglitter.blogspot.com/2011/03/weekly-tues-thurs-link-party.html
xoxo
Kelly

emilysnan said...

hiya , what a great gift , love everything but the card is sooooo cute , tfs , i am visiting from someday crafts and am your newest follower maybe you will pop by mine and follow too
www.emilysnan.blogspot.com
xmaggiex

Rachel said...

What an awesome gift! I too have a little guy and there's just not as much cute stuff to sew for boys, so I definitely take advantage of baby showers and b-day parties for little girls! I especially think the shoes are just darling. What a lucky little girl to be receiving such a great present from you!

Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

jmelgan said...

Very impressive!