Valentine Pettiskirt Ensemble

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!

3 responses to “Valentine Pettiskirt Ensemble

  1. your sewing skills are awesome. I so wish I could sew like that Just beautiful. Would love to have your little heart Thank you for sharing your work.. Jude

  2. Thank you for the compliments, Jude. I hope you get some use from this sweet little heart design. For best results, be sure to follow the instructions carefully. Please stop by the blog again. Happy sewing to you!

  3. Venita Henderson

    What a cool example of “Thinking outside the Box…” I love it!

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