Keeping it Simple: Little Girl’s Winter Outfit

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Little Girl’s Winter Outfit

First off I want to say a HUGE thank you to all of you that commented yesterday.  It really appreciate your kindness.  I read every single one of them and they really helped a lot.  I was surprised by how many of you have gone through similar situations.  Thank you all so much!


I have three boys and then one girl.  I waited a long time to have a little girl and now that I have one, I absolutely love to make little outfits for her to wear, especially ones she can wear to church.  I had so much fun making her a Christmas skirt, that I decided to make her a winter outfit. 
Red Christmas 12-23 (10)
This is how I made her outfit:
I went looking through her closet and she didn’t have anything that was red, so I decided to take a shirt that was too little and make it into a little cardigan.  For a full tutorial on how I did this, check out this post.   
winter outfit (1)
First I cut off the bottom of it and then cut it down the middle.  Then I off the sleeves to make them shorter too.
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I hemmed the sleeves, bottom and middle.  Then using the left over fabric from the bottom, I made ruffles for middle.
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My daughter want a little button, so I added some elastic and a button to the inside so she could close it.
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Doesn’t she look so cute in it? 
Red Christmas 12-23 (4)
For the skirt, I just did a regular circle skirt, but then added some tulle to the bottom of it when I was hemming the bottom.  For her skirt, I cut a 25x25 inch square and then the radius was the inner circle was 3”.
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Using my Expressions 2, I cut out some snowflakes out of glitter heat transfer (LOVE that stuff!).  I used pressure 4 and depth 4. 
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I weeded the excess heat transfer. 
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I then ironed on the snowflakes.  I just love how it looks at the bottom.  Wouldn’t this be so cute with stars for the 4th of July?  I think so!
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I added some elastic to the top of it.  And that’s it, super easy!
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I love the sparkle and design of those snowflakes.
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She loved wearing it too!
Red Christmas 12-23 (5)
Little girls are so much fun!
Red Christmas 12-23 (10)

I would love it if you followed along.
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12 comments:

  1. She looks so cute in that outfit! I love the red and turquoise together too. The skirt looks long enough that as long as the elastic stretches it'll probably fit next year too?

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  2. She is adorable and the outfit is too!

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  3. What an adorable outfit and the red/turquoise duo is my favorite color combination these days!! :)

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  4. Way to adorable! You really have the craft gift... and the worse, you make me want to have a baby girl!! My son is already 18!! :) thanks! I always enjoy seeing your ideas :)

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  5. Way to adorable! You really have the craft gift... and the worse, you make me want to have a baby girl!! My son is already 18!! :) thanks! I always enjoy seeing your ideas :)

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  6. That is really cute! I love the idea of making their clothes that are too little into something wearable. I'll have to do that for Amelia. :)

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  7. So stinking cute! One day I will get a silouette or something so I can do those fun things!

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  8. Now I want a little girl too! That is just so cute, I love the way you have worked with what you had and added in something new too! Great way to make things last a bit longer :)

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  9. She looks so darling in her winter outfit. I love her dimples!

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  10. That is amazing! I love it! Where do you get your glitter heat transfer? Are there any tricks to applying it?
    Love going green! Your daughter is adorable. Definitely worth the wait!

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