Saturday, March 27, 2010

My Stuff is Ruffled!

tRuffles and tEa

Yea! I have been waiting all month to post my Ruffle Your Stuff submission! I can't believe March is almost over. Where does the time go?


When Disney from Ruffles and Stuff announced her competition would be to Ruffle Your Stuff I immediately thought of the my nieces and how fun it would be to have a tea party! I have four nieces (one of them is 11 and didn't participate...preteens:)) and two girls of my own. What is better than 5 little girls wearing ruffles, sipping tea, eating treats and having a great time?! My idea was born...tRuffles and tEa. I was off to the drawing board to design and make dresses, props and accessories for the party...all with ruffles of course! I used two of my favorite fabric designers for my projects...Amy Butler and Anna Maria Horner. I LOVE their style and working with their fabric.

I used different kinds of ruffles, appliques, covered buttons, buttons, ruffled flowers, pockets and designer 6 thread as a detail. I loved seeing the girls get their dresses. They all seemed so excited to get dressed and play tea party!

The girl's dresses...
Clara's dress is a double layered skirted onesie complete with a ruffled bum! There is also a ruffled flower accent with covered button and the shirt.

Payton's dress is adapted from the sweet dress pattern.
It's covered in six layer's of ruffles, a sash and ruffled flower. Each ruffle was serged on both sides using a bright pink thread.

Carson's dress is made from attaching 4 layers of ruffles to a yellow t-shirt and has a ruffled flower accent with a covered button. I also sewed on some flowered buttons under the neckline. I used yellow designer 6 thread to serge the edges of the bottom ruffle and top ruffle as well as the flower. I love the shimmer it gives to the dress.

Paige's dress is adapted from Lil Blue Boo's halter pattern. I added three layers of ruffles and an applique of a butterfly and flower from the fabric.

I love bubble skirts and dresses! Avery's bubble skirt is light and comfortable. It has two ruffled pockets and her t-shirt has a matching ruffled initial "A". I thought it would be perfect to wear with a pair of jeans.

and hair accessories. No outfit is complete without them!
I used Anna Maria Horner's fabric for the dresses and accessories.

I chose to use Amy Butler's Love fabric line for the table decor. It is so bright and beautiful!
Ruffled initial placemats...
2 fat quarters will make two placemats or a placemat, napkin and ruffled ring. Tutorial is coming soon!

with matching napkins and ruffled napkin ring holders.

Every tea room needs a chandelier...ours is made of ruffles and pearls...Rufflelier
It was super quick and easy to make...Tutorial HERE!

The girls had a fabulous time!
They ate...
The table cloth is made from Amy Butler's Love laminate fabric line.


Hung out...

and Enjoyed each other's company.

Yea for cousins!
I don't know who had more or the girls!
Thanks for stopping by! And thanks to Disney for hosting Ruffle Your Suff!

One Pretty Thing...

featured the bunny applique and stenciled shirt in their Easter round-up! I was so excited to see it here! It's a great site with tons of DIY and craft ideas. If you have never been there before head over and check them out!

Happy Weekend!
PS Can't wait to share my ruffled stuff with you!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Bunnies: Freezer Paper Stencil and Applique with download

We are gearing up for Easter. We made bunny shirts with a freezer paper stenciling and applique! If you want to make one too just follow these simple directions! It doesn't take long and your little bunnies will be Hippity Hopping to find their eggs!

This is what I did.
-Made a template using power point shapes. There is a big bunny and a little bunny.
-Cut out the bunny and ears.

-Tape on the ears. I couldn't find a "tool" on PP that allowed me to slant the ears so I just cut them out and taped them on the way I wanted.

-Tape the bunny onto freezer paper to hold it in place. Use an exacto knife to cut it out. Cut out the little tail too.

-Place the outline of the bunny onto the shirt and iron it on!

-Paint(your little helper will have fun helping too).

-Let it dry and peel off the stencil. You will need to let it dry for 24 hours and press with the iron. You can wash after 72 hours.

Here is your little bunny T!

Your little bunny will be so excited to wear it!

They will Hop, Hop, Hop...

right down the bunny trail.

-While other bunnies just want to relax.

Now for the applique

You need...pellon heat and bond, a piece of fabric, the bunny template, thread, sewing machine,
pins to hold template in place and scissors

-Place the "bumpy" side of the heat and bond to the wrong side of the fabric.

-Pin in desired spot. I wanted both pink and orange colors in my bunnies.

-Cut the bunnies out. I din't cut out the tail. I just left it as is. A different fabric may be cute for the tail.

-Peel off the back of the interfacing and iron onto your shirt.

-Stitch around the bunny and you're done!

I would love to see your version!
Email me at sarahmlboyd (at) yahoo (dot) com

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