"Pink and Pearly Girlie"
The tiniest of muses has inspired us to begin a series on clothing creation and embellishment. Ever the fashionista, Stella has already begun to find her style.
We will be working each week with a trim, fabric and/or embellishment meant for a grown-up girl, yet so sweet for making something special for the littles!
Even at this tender age, she has a real sense of what she loves. And right now, in the throes of August, she loves a tank top and capri pants. And anything pink, but I guess that goes without saying...
The shoes are a minor miracle. She will have them off as soon as she thinks no one is looking.
This became our inspiration for the week. A stack of neckline "frills" from the apparel industry, meant to adorn something fancy and formal, no doubt. But along comes the three-year-old and claims one for herself!
Paired with a simple gray tank top and finished with a rumpled seam-binding bow, this becomes the perfect little shirt for a birthday party or lunch with the big girls!
So very sweet! It will also work well with her cream tutu!! :)
We hand-stitched it on to the tank-top with a pale pink thread, making it easier to remove it later if disaster (like her obsession with raspberries) should strike the shirt. Meanwhile, it can be hand-washed with the embellishment on it.
The bow is about 2-1/2 yards of dyed seam binding tied and glued to a pin backing. The pin was then attached to the "frill", so it is also easy to remove for laundering. The entire project took about 30 minutes.
*Again, this is not a trim marketed for a child. In fact, be extremely careful and fasten securely if you do use it on a wee one's garment.*
We are embellishing small clothing for display and inspiration purposes. And because she gets all weepy when she really loves something, and who can resist that?!?
Tank Top ~ American Apparel
Neckline Frill ~ A Gilded Life
Jean Capris ~ True Religion
Sandals ~ Old Navy