I have to share the gift I made for the birthday girl! All the party tips I’ve been showing you were for my best friend’s little girl who turned one and her big sister who turned four.
I mastered my embroidery machine just in time to embroider a cute onesie and I also made a tu-tu to match.
Now I’ve seen sets like this retail for $50 or more, and I made mine for a fraction of the cost! I used 4 yards of tulle (2 of purple and 2 of yellow), elastic, and some yellow ribbon I already had. You would want to use more tulle if you were making one for a little girl instead of a baby. There are many blogs and videos on YouTube that tell you how to make a tu-tu. The one I used can be found here, and the directions for satin wrapping the waistband can be found here. Samster Mommy also has a great tu-tu tutorial with some pointers I wish I had used when making mine.
Here are some close-ups of the onesie, I think my machine did a great job! After hours of frustration it came out nearly perfectly! If you don’t have access to an embroidery machine, you could use fabric paint for the same effect.
I embellished the onesie with some hotfix Swarovski crystal rhinestones from Artbeads.com to give it some extra flair.
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So, I had some tulle scraps leftover and being the thrifty crafter that I am I had to put them to good use for what else…….. a tu-tu for Gidget!
Haha, is she cute or what?? Can you tell she loves getting dressed up? It also fits around her neck for a fancy party collar.
I’ll be linking up with Finding Fabulous for Frugalicious Friday.
Have a great weekend everyone!
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