Saturday, October 2, 2010

Happy First Birthday!

Sorry it's been awhile ladies!
I've been BUSY with life and haven't done many projects.
Here's a REALLY cute and easy baby girl gift
that you need to try!
First, take a plain onesie (minus the teddy bear in the corner). Get your Heat N Bond and some fun pinkish fabric
for the (birthday girl's) crown.
Trace the crown on the Heat N Bond,
iron it to the fabric, &
cut it out.
Next, do the same technique with the Number One
(because little baby girl is turning ONE)!
Place the One where you think looks cute.
I placed mine over the teddy bear (of course).
Then I placed the crown in the middle of the One,
just to make it look a little more balanced
on the onesie.
Then iron in place.
Next, you will sew in light pink thread
overtop of the One and the crown.
This washes nicely and will stay put on the onesie.
The onesie is done...
onto the Tutu.
Take some one-inch elastic.
Measure it to the baby's waist.
Then make it one inch smaller, so it won't slide down.
Sew a little square on the tips of the elastic.
This will secure it in place.

Next, take strips of tulle in the length you want to make the tutu.
Double that size because you are going to fold it in half,
and make a slip-knot to secure it on the elastic.
This pic shows what the waist band should look like
with the tulle in a slip-knot.

Finally, tie a little bow in ribbon to the elastic.
Or you can glue gun a big flower,
or whatever other embellishment you would like.

Here's the finished tutu...
cute, huh?!

I added some iron-on rhinestones to the tips of the crown
on the onesie...
some bling for the babe.
The total outfit is very inexpensive,
quick to make,
and looks cute for a little cutie's
first birthday.

Happy Birthday, Miss Alyssa!


Tidbits & Glitz said...

Hi!I am your newest follower from Tatertots and Jello! This is the cutest tutorial and so easy. My little ballerina will love to have her own custom made tutus for dance:)

Jessica Cook said...

THIS IS ADORABLE!!!!! My daughter is turning two and would LOVE the tutu! Thanks for showing me how to make one!!

Saving Money Living Life said...

Stop it! Way the tutu. Thanks for linking up to Fabulous Friday @ Saving Money & Living Life.

Beth @ Sand To Pearl said...

Very cute, and a perfect gift for 1st birthday.

Brandilocks said...

New follower here - saw your link on Someday Crafts. SO CUTE! Thanks for sharing!

Amy (naptimecrafters) said...

I'm in love! My little miss turns 1 in a few months:) I'm giving you an award tomorrow at