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I just love this sweet little outfit. I began brainstorming this outfit after I realized I had waited too long to order it and have it delivered in time for my one year old’s birthday party. The idea actually came to me while I was shopping at Wal-Mart, trying to find something cute that would do. I am not a fan of character clothing. So that was out! Then all I saw was clothing with the cute little sayings, not really fitting for a birthday. I was disappointed. So I thought maybe I can make my own iron-on decal. I ventured over to the crafts and found some gold letters. I immediately started thinking about the adorable onesie I wanted to get Emily from Mud Pie but didn’t. I remembered it had the gold rick rack around the collar and on the trim of the tutu. I picked up a pack of Child of Mine white onesies in the size needed. I found the gold rick rack for the trim in the ribbon section. I didn’t want to make a tutu because I never have any luck with those. I have made several tulle tutus in the past for both my girls and they are just more trouble than they are worth. You spend more time trying to straighten them out than enjoying them, or least I do. So I found a super cute pink Granimals skort.
LETS GET STARTED
First, I cut out the letters I was going to use. I wanted the word “ONE”. I placed them where I wanted them to go and decided on the spacing etc. I was ready to iron them on.
Next, I followed the easy directions on the package for transferring the letters onto the shirt. However, the directions called for a cotton press cloth to cover the letters while transferring them onto the shirt. I did not have any on hand so I used on of my husband’s plain white under t-shirt. It worked just fine for me.
ATTACH THE TRIM
Then I used a low temp hot glue gun to attach the rick rack to the collar of the onesie.
Next, I did the same to attach it to the skort. The skort I chose had layers of ruffles. First a clothe layer and then a sheer layer repeated twice. I attached the rick rack to the cloth layers, just over the hem. I started in the back and worked my way all the way around. I worked in small sections at a time. Maybe 2-3 inches and pressing the ribbon to the hem for approx 5 seconds making sure a strong bond was set with the glue.
Once I got all the rick rack on my skort, it made it stiff and rounded. There was hardly any ruffle left to the layers. So I used an iron and set it to the lowest temp setting. I began to go around the skort layer and making my own ruffles by folding and pressing the ribbon with my iron. (You can see the gentle ruffles I pressed in on the top layer of the picture below.)
WHAT I USED
1 size 12 months Grannimals skort $3.88
1- 3 pack Child of Mine onesie $6.00 for pack ($2 per shirt)
1 roll of Off Ray Gold rick rack ribbon $1.97
1 pack of Create out Loud Iron-on Gold Letters $3.97
Grand total: $11.82
Here are a few shots I took of my daughter in her outfit