February 20, 2011

Blog Swap: Shamrock Shirt and Skirt Tutorial

Hey there! I'm Natalie, and I blog over at Corduroy Dreams. I'm so excited that Kirsti and I are blog swapping today. She is so talented and I feel very lucky to be here. Speaking of lucky, can you believe it's already time to start thinking about St. Patty's Day? Every year, I have a hard time figuring out what to have my kids wear on the "lucky" day. Of course, they have to wear green, but it feels like they should wear something special. So this year, I made them Shamrock Shirts. I also made my little girl a skirt to match.

Wanna know how to make your own? It's super simple... Here's how.
You'll need a plain shirt, some fabric for the shamrock, and some "wonder under".
Iron your fabric to your wonder under. Back side of the fabric to the rough side of the wonder under.

I found a shamrock online and printed it out.
Trace the shamrock onto the wonder under.

Peel the wonder under backing off your shamrock.

Then iron it on your shirt.

Easy. Easy. This is the one I made for my 3 year old.
I might do one of these for each holiday, they are SOO easy.

If you want to make a skirt, here's how:

You'll need a piece of fabric twice as wide as your child's waist and however long you want it plus about an inch and a half for the casing and seam allowance. My little girl (size 12 months) has an 18 inch waist, and I wanted to go just to her knee, so my fabric was 36 inches wide by about 10 inches.

Fold the fabric in half, right sides together, and sew down the side. You should get a little tube.

Then sew your casing for your waistband. Just fold over the top and stitch it down. Make sure it's wider than your elastic. And leave about an inch open so you can put in your elastic.

Thread your elastic through and then zig-zag it together and stitch down the opening.

Hem the bottom of the skirt and whalla!
A super, super easy skirt and a cute little shirt (or onesie) to go with it!

I wish I had a picture of my cute little kids wearing their outfits, but it's nearly midnight now, so they are sleeping. I'm thinking a leprechaun might bring them their outfits, anyway.

You'll have to stop by my blog sometime to see them in their cute outfits and to see what projects I've got going on. Thanks for having me, Kirsti!


Thanks Natalie!! Check out Corduroy Dreams for my Shamrock Garland Tutorial!!
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Tiffany said...

Such a cute little outfit!

extreme personal measures said...

That is wayyyy cute!

Extreme Personal Measures

Paxton said...

Love it! I LOVE St Patrick's day too, because my favorite color is GREEN :-)
Thanks for the cute tutorial!

Anonymous said...

Oh that is so simple!

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