Having a girl is fun. There are only so many silly ways you can dress up a little boy, but with a daughter… well, the options are endless!
I was so pleased with how her little party outfit came together. With some time and some fantastic internet tutorials (You ladies ALL rock! You know that, right?!?), I pulled it together for not much money at all!
This was my first time making a freezer paper stencil, and they are just as addictive as everyone says they are. I used the tute from MADE and it was very simple.
I painted the pumpkin using paint and medium from the Martha Stewart campaign I was a part of earlier in the summer. Click the link for the compensation disclosure. The pearl finish doesn’t show up well here, but it is very pretty in real life.
I must not have ironed the stencil down quite as long as I should have, since I had a little paint leakage. Nothing to warrant a re-do though.
I used one of the fine-tipped squeeze bottles that Martha Stewart Crafts sent me to turn the pumpkin’s corkscrew vine into my daughter’s name.
After the shirt dried, I sewed some teal sequins on the pumpkin in the shape of a number 1. Thank you, YouTube, for teaching me how to do that!
The rest of the outfit was made using inspiration from various places around the internet. I made a pumpkin-shaped korker bow using the tutorial from My Frugal Family and sewed it to an elastic headband from Dollar Tree. The tutu is also made from a DT headband and two shades of teal tulle. The tutorial for the tutu came from My Frugal Family too. The leggings are a pair of $2.50 socks from Target that I chopped and sewed according to this tutorial from Traveling with Baby.
Addie loved her tutu and it was a hit with the guests too. By the end of the night, her new hippo chair had tried it on, my dad had worn it around his head like a lion’s mane, we had put it on our basset hound, and I had set it on my head like a fascinator as I pretended I was Camilla Parker-Bowles. We know how to have a good time, huh?