Thursday, May 24, 2012

Her Bow Rocks!

I can't get enough of these embellished onesies! I made Elisa this one a week or so ago, not that she needed another outfit.  I saw this iron-on applique and had to have it, it made me think of her.  In case you can't see it, it says "My Bow Rocks!".  I put the ribbon-butterfly sleeves and sewed ribbon on the butt for added cuteness.  I think that the ruffles on the butt make it a complete outfit; without them it would need pants or something.  Which makes for a nice summer outfit, perfect for AZ weather!  The only thing I was slightly disappointed with is that the color of the bow on the applique doesn't match too well with the bright pink ribbon.  I swear it matched on the packaging...misleading!  Oh well.  Her is my little darling modeling her new outfit.  She gets progressively more annoyed with every shot though!

I paid a couple bucks for the applique and a couple bucks for the ribbon (with LOTS left over), and nothing for the onesie since it was given to me. So no more than $5 for this cute outfit!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Skirt and Embelished Onsie Set

 I made this skirt awhile ago, one for Elisa and one for my niece as well.  My sister picked out the fabric, she did a good job don't you think? This skirt sat in Elisa's closet for a long time until I finally got around to making a shirt to go with it.  I unpicked the sleeves on a onesie and sewed on some sleeves using the same translucent fabric as the skirt.  I'll be honest, I like the onesie--I do--but I don't love it.  I'm speaking primarily about the sleeves here.  I wanted them more poufy and I wonder if I should have lined them with the blue satin fabric, but then again, I do like the see-through look.  Agh.  It's one of those things...too good to redo and not good enough to feel proud about.  At least the skirt is fabulous--it's one of may favs on her. The shirt didn't cost anything to make, and the skirt was pretty darn cheap, especially since I made two skirts from the fabric.  I can't remember exactly how much the fabric was since I purchased it a long time ago, but so far these skirts (I've made a couple others which I have not gotten around to posting yet) cost about $5, and that's being generous.    

Total Cost: $5 (entire outfit)

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Pink and Cream Sun Suit

Every time I pass the trims section at Joannes, I see this ribbon, look at the price, wonder what the heck I could make with it, sigh, and put it back.  $8/yard is not a great deal, but it was love at first sight with this trim!! Lucky for me I had a spare 50% off coupon last time I was at Joannes, so I was able to get a yard and a half of this trim for five bucks.
I made her yet ANOTHER sun suit.  They are just so darn easy and cute!  I used cream/white fabric that I have had in my stash (I got 13 yards of it, all for free!).  Here is the pattern/tutorial I used, same one as last two.  I love the girly/soft/vintage look of this romper.  So cute, she gets lots of compliments in it!   

Total Cost: $5

The Cutest Sandals EVER!

 I saw these adorable shoes on Etsy, but didn't want to pay the price.  Especially when the shoes themselves are only $4 at Old Navy!  These shoes were really easy to make.  I just made two small bows and put them on the sandals.  The first time I just glue gunned them on but the bows came off almost immediately, so I got smart and sewed the bows directly to the sandals, and I haven't had a problem since.  Here's the girly modeling her new shoes:

Total Cost: $5

Sunday, May 6, 2012

And I thought Elisa Had alot of Hair bows...!

Haha WOW check out all these bows! Crazy! And I thought we had a ton.  Looks like we have a lot of catching up to do :)

P.S. this blog (it's where I found this pic) has a great tutorial on how to make a boutique hair bow, silly me for following a horrible one on youtube, no wonder they never looked right.