Thursday, 8 December 2011

Christmas Outfit...


This little outfit was so quick and easy to make. Once again I used the 30 Minute Shorts pattern from Create HOPE Designs. It really is so quick and easy to make up. It's the perfect pattern for a beginner sewer.


Instead of a cuff this time, I added three, little pleats at the front and at the outside side seam. On top of that, I sewed a strip of navy, grosgrain ribbon.


The t-shirt is store bought with an appliqué of a Christmas tree added. Can you tell I'm addicted to appliqué? I'll do a post soon showing how I appliqué on a t-shirt.


It was late at night (actually, it was in the early hours of the morning), when I was ready to appliqué the Christmas tree. As I didn't want to wake Mr TMW (and because I'm impatient), I thought I'd experiment with appliquéing by hand. I've just done a blanket stitch around the edges of the tree. Even though it has been fused to the t-shirt,  I don't know whether it will fray with washing. Anyway, I like how it looks. To make the tree stand out more, I've added a simple row of running stitch around the tree. I know it looks a little puckered, but it's not. I really should have ironed the t-shirt before I took photos. I tried stitching a star above the tree, but it didn't work. To finish it off, I added a few navy buttons. To my eye, the top button is in the wrong position. It should come down a tad. If it annoys me enough, I'll move it


To complete the outfit, I've made a couple of hair ties, once again using this tutorial for a flower headband by Cass Can Sew. I've secured the hair tie to the flower with ribbon. It's very easy, but next time I'll take photos, if you would like to see how it's done. As you can see, the buttons are upcycled.


That's it; a very quick and easy little outfit to wear for Christmas...

28 comments:

  1. absolutely adorable!! I love it!!

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  2. Great job! I love the added pleats, it makes those shorts really cute!! Thanks for the link ;)

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  3. Pam - this is so adorable..I love every detail you put into this cute outfit. What a great idea to add the pleats! :)

    BTW, I just bought a pillow cover pattern from Create H.O.P.E. designs. It's not the instant download, is it? The covers look so cute I can't wait to get the pattern and try to make them. :)

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  4. I like the pleats and grosgrain as an alternative to a cuff. Cute idea.

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  5. I love the little details you added to the outfit...the pleats and handstitching....I LOVE stuff like that!

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  6. That's really cute!! you might get some fraying when washing, but I think it adds character. :-)

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  7. Another fabulous creation Pam! Such a cute little outfit - and I love the matching bows!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  8. Such cute fabric and brilliant ideas! Thanks!

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  10. How completely precious! I love it and the applique is just impeccable!

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  11. You could always use the top button as a tree topper. Very cute. Your stitches are much neater then mine on my Christmas stocking! I really need to learn this blanket stitch.

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  12. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday - - I featured you today!!
    - Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

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  13. The tree looks fantastic - love the stitching around it! I actually used that exact fabric on a project today as well!!

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  14. Oh my! Those little rosettes just pushed it over in the cute factor.

    Thank-you so much for joining up to our Pin’Inspiration Thursday Party. Your creativity adds so much to the fun.

    Happy follower, would love if you popped by and grabbed a button :-)

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  15. I love the matching hair clips! Thanks so much for linking up and sharing at my Feature Friday Linky Party!

    Danielle @ Blissful & Domestic
    http://blissfulanddomestic.blogspot.com

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  16. I just love how you have finished the cuff on the shorts. You have turned them into bloomer style shorts. So cute!

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  17. Very cute! Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday!

    Melanie
    www.bearrabbitbear.com

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  18. Adorable, Happy holidays from Bacon Time.

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  19. Adorable Pam! I love the pleats on the shorts too. You must be in some warm weather!

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