Judy Day made these darling Valentine outfits for her granddaughters. As my granddaughter, Laurel, would say, these are “cool!” Judy has a knack for seeing one thing and envisioning another. The Valentine ensembles clearly demonstrate that ability. Here are the details from Judy.~~~~~~
I typically don’t make Valentine specific outfits, as I want my granddaughters to wear the things I sew for them longer than this short season.
Purchased “blank” items can be transformed into personal outfits with just a little embellishment here and there, as these outfits attest.
I was walking through the girls department in Dillards–on my way out–and spotted these pettiskirts on the sale rack. The entire outfit popped into my head!
I purchased 3 of the pettiskirts, two to use as they were and one to cut up. I bought long sleeve black tees and cut the sleeves off to 3/4 length. I took some of the ruffle from the extra skirt to make ruffles around the sleeve ends.
The shirts were embroidered with Gift Box Applique letters from Five Star Fonts. I edited out the cross-over part of the bow so it did not look so much like a present (thanks for the idea, Janice) and used more of the fabric and tulle from the extra skirt for the applique.
The outfit is completed with black leggings and a hair bow to match. These have become a favorite with the girls. They cannot get enough ruffles and “girly” stuff! And that makes my heart happy!
The outfit is completed with black leggings and a hair bow to match. These have become a favorite with the girls. They cannot get enough ruffles and “girly” stuff! And that make my heart happy!