Wednesday, March 17, 2010

For Elliana

My friend Stephanie's sweet daughter, Elliana, will turn THREE on Monday!

Elliana is so girly - I just love it! I wanted to make her something fit for a princess for her birthday, and here's what I came up with:

And in case you're wondering, here's how it all went down:

I made the skirt from a pattern that was designed and created by my very talented friend Joy. Isn't her design just adorable?! I love the ruffles! I chose Disney Princess fabric (b/c what could be more girly than that?), and polka dots b/c well....I love polka dots! Hannah has been asking me to make this skirt for her in Fancy Nancy fabric, so I've added that to my list of things to sew!

The shirt started out as a plain white long sleeved shirt. I decided I didn't want long sleeves, so I cut them off and made some puff sleeves instead. I got the idea for the "E" in the middle from a shirt I saw on etsy. I'll be honest...this was my first attempt at this kind of applique, and it definitely has some, shall we say, "personality". So don't look too close! :o)

All in all, I'm really happy with how this outfit turned out, and I can't wait to see it on Princess Elliana!


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