More Clothes for Olivia
I went shopping at the Cotton Cupboard in Lakeway, TX and found so many wonderful fabrics, that I had to buy them. I knew they would be perfect for my daughter! Short on time, I decided to simplify my plans. That's when I went to the GAP to buy cotton knit shirts to go with the fabrics and hopefully matching tights. Perfect! The long sleeve t-shirts were plain to start. I simply took some of the fabric and made a simple design to applique on the shirt, and then for the first one, added a simple skirt to make a dress. Details...she loves the rhinestone heart at the bottom of the GAP t-shirt and was sad to see it snipped off in the process of making the dress. So, I cut it out and saved it for a little patch at the bottom of the skirt.
On the second outfit, I appliqued the white t-shirt with fabrics from two different skirts: the new brown and pink floral, and the older light blue and brown print. I love the hand stitching on the stems of the flowers on the white t-shirt.
The brown and pink skirt is a simple A-line style with a gathered waist. She loves it! And the best part, depending on how well these hold up, is that when spring arrives, I will cut the sleeves off and cut the tights into shorts so she can wear them for several seasons! Both outfits, the black dress, the white t-shirt and brown skirt were simple and quick to make. I spent all of one day on the project. LOVE IT! And so rewarding that they came out so well!