Friday, March 31, 2006

Dress Up clothes

Those little outfits that you buy at the toy store are expensive, aren't they. Well, you can make a ton of dress up outfits for kids and you don't have to have a lot of sewing skills to do it. I bought all that fabric at Walmart or fabric stores in the discount section for very little money. If you keep an eye out, you can pick up a half a yard to a full yard of fancy fabric for $1.00-$2.00. I made all of these little skirts, halter tops, shawls, flower hair wreaths, ect...for my friends 3 year old. I put in elastic waists and left access to the elastic so it could be tied in a knot and adjusted as the child grows. I don't know how to sew off a pattern so I just winged it and they turned out so cute. I think you just have to have a basic idea how things are made and patience. I can't wait to see the pictures of her in the outfits but I have to wait for her to open her presents for her birthday.

4 comments:

Tami said...

And the 3-year-old LOVES her dress up clothes!

Netter said...

Goodie! What can I say, the girl has great taste!

MiYon said...

Man, I wish I could sew!! My kids would LOVE dress up clothes. I tried to sew a bag in home-ec class in high school -- SCARY!! I got a D+. lol

Netter said...

I can't really sew. I just wing it...and there is never a pattern involved because I have no idea how to use them.