Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tutorial Tuesday: Birthday Shirt

My little girl turned one this past weekend!!! Where does time go? I wanted to make her a fun birthday shirt, so I came up with this.

I picked up this shirt back when we were in Kansas. It didn't even cross my mind that it was short sleeved and that she was going to be 12 months in the middle of winter. There, she could wear a short sleeve shirts in the middle of winter and be just fine, it's warm enough. It's not the case here in Utah.

I bought these tights for $1 after Valentine's Day. The are a size M (for little girls), so way too big. So I got creative and use them for the sleeves :).

First thing I did was cut the tights and made some that will fit my little girl.

This is how I made the shirt:
1) I cut the tights for the sleeves. I hemmed the end.

2) I put the sleeves into the shirt and then sewed them onto the shirt.

3) I cut out a cupcake liner and cherry out my Expressions Vinyl heat transfer in colors pink and red. I mirrored the 1 dots.

4) I ironed on the liner.

5) I took the foot of the tights and made a strip of ruffles.

6) I pinned the strip onto the shirt and sewed it on.

7) I then ironed the cherry on top.

8) Now for the rhinestones. I used the medium size from the Silhouette rhinestone starter kit. I placed them into the holes.

9) I placed the transfer paper onto them.

10) To protect the heat transfer paper, I used the multi use paper and placed the iron on top of that. I used the wool setting for the rhinestones. Then I then ironed the inside of the shirt to adhere the glue on the rhinestones.

Here is my cute girl in her birthday outfit!



Sylvie Créative - Créations Ma Déco Maison said...

Congratulations! Great and cute! Have a wonderful day!

Redo 101 said...

Too cute, love it! What a great idea, love the colors!

modestymatters said...

That shirt is so stinkin' A D O R A B L E!! Very clever. :)

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Margo said...

What a sweet little outfit! It's pictures like these that make me want another baby!

Rebekah Greiman said...

I might have to make this -- but I don't even have a kid to give it to. It's just too dang cute to let pass by. Great job! I linked up to your party, too. Thanks for hosting!

Kate @ craftwhatever said...

That shirt is so stinkin cute! Such a great idea with the tights!

Nicole said...

She's one lucky girl, having you for a mama. So cute!

concretenprimroses said...

Well done.

ChariT said...

Too cute! Great job momma!

Congrats on making it to one!


melissamo1 said...

And so creative!!!

Crystal said...

Um, that is adorable and super smart!

Pati @ A Crafty Escape said...

Totally precious, the t-shirt too! :)

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Robin said...

I love how easy this idea is, sleeves out of tights, brilliant!

Jessica @ My World - Made By Hand said...

What a creative way to use tights! I am totally diggin' this! Thank you so much for linking to Totally Tutorial Tuesday. Be sure to check back Friday to see if you were featured :)


Brit @ JandMs Eye Candy said...

This is awesome! Brilliant ;) I would have never thought to use tights like that! We would love to have you share this with our readers at our linky party going on today! Hope to see you over there :)

sstone said...

Super duper cute! I would never have thought of tights, but it's fantastic. I love it!

Crafty Mischief said...

This is adorable!!!

Mrs. No-No said...

pinned!! ;)
this is so cute - - i can't wait for my little one's bday just so she can have one of these!
Thanks! Now following you!
carla :)
Mrs. No-No Knows

Stevie @ MooreBabies said...

How cute!!!!

Sarah said...

I just love that- so cute!

I featured this today!


Amanda K @ Every Creative Endeavor said...

This is so cute and your daughter is darling! I love the ruffle frosting! So cute! Thanks for linking up at ECE!

Maria said...

Wow this is so creative! I love the way you repurposed one item to make a brand new one! So adorable! And love the "frosting" on the cupcake!

Kelly said...

Such a creative use for tights! It is so adorable! I would love it if you shared this at my Fabulous Friday link party:


Jamie H said...

Thanks for stopping by and linking up to Fun Stuff Fridays with us!
Your outfit is WAY too cute and so crafty! Lindsi and I could both easily do that for our kids. My girls hate having to put away their t-shirts in the winter. Now I know I can turn them into winter shirts very easily!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Great idea, and your model is adorable.

MMB Creations said...

This will be perfect for my granddaughter. I pinned it.

Pam said...


Jenfier Harrod said...

This is such a great idea.
Please come and share at my party!

Jennifer said...

Oh my gosh so cute!! I would have never of guessed the sleeves were tights!
Thanks for sharing at Show & Share!

Jenfier Harrod said...

I just love this! Please come share this at:

Cheryl @ Sew Can Do said...

Fantastic idea and all the details make it stand out. I've featured this at today's Craftastic link party. Stop by and grab a Featured On button. Thanks for linking up at Sew Can Do!

amy and jesse hudson said...

Kaysi, I'd love for you to share this @ Drab to Fab tomorrow! I just love your ideas.

Amy @ Sugar and Spice

amy and jesse hudson said...

Great work as always!

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