Last year I made Brielle a tutu for her Christmas card photoshoot. It was so cute!! Ok let’s look at that sweet little face again:
While it wasn’t too hard to time consuming to make, I was sad to see it was only worn for a few minutes of a photoshoot and that was it. I stored it in the closet waiting for another fun time to bring it back out. I decided this Halloween was that fun time!
First off, let’s recap how easy it was to make the tutu:
Yep, you cut the tulle and loop it through the band. I used a stretchy adult’ headband as the main band. Pretty easy, right? The next part wasn’t hard either!
- Red long sleeve t-shirt (bought at Walmart for only $3.88!)
- Felt (black, green – Hobby Lobby sells it $0.25 a sheet)
- Needle and Thread
- Scrap paper
I made a rough template of a seed and a leaf and proceeded to cut out the shapes. This next part is key… make the most use of your time! As a busy mom, trying to juggle my part time work at home, keeping up with the blog, raising my daughter and trying to have time for my husband, I have little time for the actual crafting part of things that I enjoy!
For this project, I packed myself a little Ziplock bag of all the pieces I needed including the cutest little sewing scissors from Derek’s Great Grandma (Nana). I brought this bag along with me on several car rides where I was a passenger and got to work sewing on my pieces. I apologize for the non DSLR photo here but I wanted to make sure to grab a shot of my “work station” (aka my lap).
Here’s a close up shot on my pieces sewn on with my lovely, uneven hand sewn stitching. I’m not the most beautiful, even sewer there is. You better not turn this thing inside out or you’ll see the ugliest stitching ever! But whatever, it works!
To finish the piece, I added some green felt around the top neckline. It didn’t look as silly to me when sewn on my lap but once I put it on her it became obvious that this last part was a little large for her small neck. Oh well! It doesn’t seem to bother her and she still looks awfully cute!
Can’t wait to take her around the neighborhood on Halloween!
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