Thursday, August 9, 2012

Apple onesie and chevron tutu for my baby girl’s first birthday…

I’ve had this idea for a few months now of what to make for my baby girl to wear for her first birthday, and with the deadline of our road trip quickly approaching—I finally got it done!!  It turned out to be easier than I thought!!
I bought a white onesie from Hobby Lobby and some red chiffon rose trim.  I also found red tulle and red and white polka dot elastic for the tutu. 
I already had red and white chevron fabric and some dark red striped fabric so I cut them into strips with pinking shears.  Then I cut the same size of tulle and pinned around the elastic.  I just straight stitched it onto the elastic and it was done!!  Soooo easy:)
For the apple onesie, I put a thick piece of white felt on the inside of the onesie and then started pinning the chiffon rose trim to the front—laying it out in the shape of an apple.  I did the outside border of the apple and then just wrapped it around the inside until there was no white left showing.  I pinned the chiffon trim to the onesie and felt so when I went to sew it, it would sew through the felt underneath.  I envisioned hand sewing this to make sure it looked alright—but I ended up just carefully sewing on the netting of the chiffon trim with invisible thread and it turned out great!!  I added a lime green fabric rectangle for the stem and cut the edge with pinking shears.
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For my baby girl’s headband, I wanted a shabby chic kind of look so I mixed two chiffon roses I had left over with a chevron, red and white fabric wrapped rose that I hand stitched.  I also hand stitched a lime green leaf accent and the diamond accent to the headband with a piece of felt underneath to keep it soft next to  her head.
I am so happy with the way it turned out, and it was perfect for my sweet apple baby’s first birthday pictures!!
Happy Birthday sweet girl!!
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  1. Happy birthday sweetie ~ the cake match her shirts ...haha

  2. cute outfit!!!! What adorable pictures!

  3. Such a sweet little girl and she looks adorable in her party dress.

  4. Adorable! Happy birthday to your little girl! Thanks for linking up to the Pomp Party! Pinning!

  5. That outfit is so cute! I love the headband and the cute skirt. What a cute girl, I'm a new follower from a blog hop! Feel free to stop by and follow back!

  6. Hi there! I just wanted to let you know I featured you on Blissful and Domestic today. Stop by and check it out:>


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