Sunday, January 29, 2012

A little Valentine's inspiration

I know it's a little cheesy, but I love a good holiday outfit. However, I'm usually sitting up late the night before said holiday, sewing some cute thing I want my kiddo to wear the next morning.

But not this time! My February 13th will be peaceful and relaxed! I will have time to help the boy make his own valentines to bring to school! Because I have made Little Sister's valentine ensemble in advance!

Here she comes...walking down the street...

Of course she had to have a headband (what kind of a shop would I be running if I didn't mention that I sell these?):

She got the head wound falling over this hamper that I made her
(she assumed it would hold her weight).  Oops!
Made out of felt, layered and sewn together on the machine, then added a little embroidery thread by hand before attaching to the elastic with hot glue and a felt backing. This elastic is called Foldover Elastic, and it's often used for lingerie and cloth diapers (as well as headbands). It's super soft and stretchy, so it makes for an extremely comfortable headband for a little one. Works great with or without hair!

I didn't make her dress; I picked it up on clearance at Old Navy for $5. But it looked like this off the rack:

Action shot

Definitely cute and festive, but just not quite enough for me! So using old t-shirt scraps and some embroidery floss, we now have this:

I just used the embroidery floss to hand-sew the two hearts together, then added the second row of embroidery floss before machine-stitching the whole thing to the front of the dress.

And ta-da, we have a very valentiney ensemble!

Comfy too. I actually love this little dress--would it be weird to let her wear it year-round? It even has pockets, one of my (and her) favorite features.

Happy Valentine's Day!
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  1. Love it so much! I even pinned the last pictured. I must pull something together for Emmy.

  2. Yay! I can't wait to see what you come up with :)


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