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...
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.
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!
It was super quick and easy to make...Tutorial HERE!
The girls had a fabulous time!
The table cloth is made from Amy Butler's Love laminate fabric line.
Yea for cousins!
Thanks for stopping by! And thanks to Disney for hosting Ruffle Your Suff!