Thursday, May 9, 2013

valentine's outfit ... a little late :)

I think I realized Valentine's Day was coming up really fast somewhere around the 13th of February :)  I needed something really easy to make, and I really wanted pieces that could be worn separately throughout the year.  We live in Michigan, and I seem to remember that the temperature on Valentine's Day was somewhere around -5, so you have to imagine this outfit with a long sleeve shirt and leggings under it :)

The inspiration for this skirt came from this tutorial at Craftiness is Not Optional.  I followed the tutorial exactly and loved how incredibly easy it was!  I chose to use a different pattern for the reverse applique.  I searched for "heart line drawing" and once I found an image that I liked, I simply printed it at about 50% for the big heart and 30% for the two smaller hearts.  Then I cut them out of some grey knit I had laying around and followed Jessica's method for reverse applique.

The applique on the shirt is cut out of the remnants of the t-shirt used to make the skirt.  I drew up some block letters on the computer, printed them, and traced them onto the knit.  I used fusible interfacing on the back of letters, but cut it slightly smaller than the knit letters because I wanted the edges of the knit to wear when I washed it. 

The red t-shirt is Jerzees brand in a size adult XS from Joann's and the grey and white striped t-shirt is a size 2T from Old Navy.

Talk about a versatile outfit!  It even goes with big brother's shoes and the lime green sleeping bag :)

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