Outfit number one: Party dress and matching headband
For this dress, I made another pillowcase dress following the same tutorial at Prudent Baby that I used for the dress to match her doll.
For the headband, I made flowers following this tutorial at DIYdish.com (and I am now OBSESSED with these flowers!!) and attached them to elastic for a headband. The tutorial for the flowers is a video, and she goes a little fast for someone like me, but after watching it a few times and making one, I got it, and they are VERY easy.
After making three different-sized flowers, I put them on more of the same pink felt and traced around them (so no felt from the bottom would show -- just enough to glue the center of the flowers to) and cut it out.Next, I measured my little bean's head and cut enough of the adorable stretch lace elastic I found. I sewed the elastic together with a regular stitch then a zig zag stitch on either side of that.Next, I put the felt under the elastic, and slapped on a ton of glue and pressed the flowers on. All done!
Outfit number two: Cake-eating onesie and matching flower clippieI know, I know. An outfit change. BUT, I obviously wasn't going to let her eat her cake in her dress, and I just didn't want her to be topless in all the cake pictures. Instead of buying one of those cute "Birthday Girl" shirts, I made this instead.
All I did was take one of her plain white onesies that she usually wears to bed, cut a "1" out of felt, then covered it with a scrap of cute fabric (leftover from making cradle sheets), adhering it with a little fabric glue. I just wrapped it like a present, basically. Then, I sewed it on, and done!
I know it's nothing fancy, but it was made with materials I already had, and she can still wear the onesie to bed until she outgrows it.
Then, of COURSE, I had to make something for her hair, and because I loved that light pink headband and didn't want it to get ruined, I wanted to make a little clippie to keep her hair out of her eyes, but with a darker fabric.
Using the same technique I used to make the headband, I made a flower in a darker pink felt, sewed a large pearl bead to the center, and glued it to a ribbon-covered clip.I love it! It also happens to match a ton of her other clothes, so it will get a lot of use.
Then, I had to make one in a purple, a daisy to go with a new outfit from her Great-Aunt Julie, and a white one for my hair at the party. I told you I got obsessed with these flowers!If you like these flowers and need more detailed instructions than the video provide, leave me a comment or shoot me and e-mail, and I will make a tutorial.
And, as always, if you make any of these yourself, send me a picture and I will post it!