Free Design for Minnie’s Birthday Playsuit

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This cute and cool little play outfit was made for Brother’s blog, Stitching Sewcial.  Minnie turned 60 years old in January so the blog post was a part of the birthday celebration.   As a “paid consultant” (inclusion of this info is required), I designed this and wrote the step-by-step tutorial, posted here.

As much as I love lengthy, complicated projects like an heirloom Easter dress or intricate quilt, there is a lot of satisfaction from making a quick and easy outfit for our little ones.  This  play suit certainly fits the bill.

Both the yoke lining and the piping are made with gray gingham, like the shorts. Lime green buttons stitched with hot pink serve as closures for the shoulders.

This is the first time I have used the delightful ruffled rick rack.  A machine stitched hem is never as attractive as one which is hand stitched. Three rows of polka dot trim covered the machine stitching and added an extra bit of whimsy to the outfit.


The two “watercolor” Minnie designs in gray and pink offer a fresh color palette for Minnie.  One is on the top and the other on the shorts.

The dress is a white twill, sturdy enough for playground activity and the gray gingham shorts with their elastic banded waist are comfortable.  The cotton gingham is too lightweight for a stitch intensive design such as this Minnie.  So it was worked as an applique’.  Again, the ruffled rick rack covered the machine sewn hem.


Perfect for a trip to Disney or a Disney themed birthday party, this is equally appropriate for a playdate or a day at preschool.

The designs are available at for owners of Brother Disney machines. More information and photos are posted at Stitching Sewcial.   But the outfit could be made with other designs, giving you the satisfaction of a quick project and some little girl the joy of a new garment.



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