Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Baby Clothes and Hairbows

My hubby called me last week and said that they had all donated some money and asked me if I would mind buying some baby clothes for a guy at work that just had a baby.  Heck Yeah!  I got to buy baby clothes AND spend other people's money!  I bought a couple of outfits and then I remembered that I had started a dress for my niece last spring.  It was right before we moved, and I never finished it (and now it wouldn't fit her).  I actually made my kid a dress with the same pattern (Butterick 3404) when she was little.  I love how the skirt is made up of "petals".  It looks like a little fairy dress to me. 
 This pic helps you see the "petals" a little better.
 I also made her a pair of matching hot pink satin bloomers-

and a ridiculously large flower for her head.
I was having so much fun I decided to make bows for each of the outfits that I bought. Click under the picture for a link to how to make them.
I'm sure there's lots of tutorials for these.  I just wrapped the fabric around a pipe cleaner.  Then I twisted it into a rose shape.  I hot-glued  3 pieces of folded satin ribbon to the back for leaves.  Then I hot-glued a felt circle and a clip on the back.

I think I need a baby girl of my own :)
Linking up here.
You might also enjoy these other tutorials.


  1. I love the outfit, and the bows! :)

  2. These are all super pretty!! I love learning new ways to make flowers :) Thanks for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday!!

  3. so cute:) i have a little boy but i cant wait to have a girl too so i can make cute things like this:) so darling

  4. Thanks for stopping by 'Just Dream, Jelly Bean' and your sweet comment about my wreath! :)
    I am in love with the polka dot dress and matching bloomers...adorable!
    take care...
    ~ Jill
    i'm following back!

  5. I love the little outfits and the bows are just adorable!I am now your newest follower, I hope you will follow me too!!! I look forward to reading about your future creations :)


  6. For some real bargains, go along to nearly new sales and secondhand babywear shops. Babies grow very quickly and favorite clothes are often outgrown long before they're worn out.