Curly Cutie has done it again. Turned a year older that is. Where has the time gone, and what am I supposed to be doing with myself now that my baby is growing up? Kindergarten is a thing of the past, and before I know it she’ll be done with high school.
Well Curly Cutie and J-Renee had a blast at their little joint celebration. This may be a yearly tradition for the two families. It is so special to me that my friend and I are able to come together year after year to celebrate our daughters. This was the friend that was told she would NEVER have children. The last time I checked, it was the Lord who gives and sustains life. Well he gave to her, she gladly received and we were both wobbling around at the same time with our first blessings from God. Our girls are only one week apart.
And just as I did last year, I made them birthday outfits. So, I thought I would share them. I was going for the cute and simple look, and I believe I accomplished that with these Pillowcase Tunic’s and Ruffled Capri Pants.
Aren’t they just darling? There is a slight difference in the Capri Pants. J-Renee’s have a wider leg than Curly Cutie’s. I used a pair of size 5 capris from CC’s stash to draft the pant pattern. I used a strip of fabric for the ruffle that was almost twice the width of the pant measurement and gathered that right on up.
There are so many tutorials out for pillow case dresses. I did not settle on one to use to construct these tunics, but once you get the process down you can make one in your sleep. I did find inspiration on Pinterest though.
This a Double Layer Pillowcase Dress by Aesthetic Nest.
I did not make this double layer tunic, but decided to recreate the look with a simple contrasting band for the hem. So, I made CC’s tunic first. She tried it on and was underwhelmed, but nice about the situation.
CC: This is nice mom. You did great work, but I’m not all that crazy about how big this top is.
Mom: Is it too big for your liking?
CC: Yeah, I think so. It seems like a lot of fabric.
Mom: Would you like me to take it in some?
CC: Well, I really don’t want you to have to do it over again, but I think I would like that better.
Mom: That is not a problem at all. I can fix it.
CC: Ok, thanks! (and off she ran to continue playing)
This is such a sweet kid. Not to mention, she has an eye on her. She often gives me suggestions I then incorporate into the items I make. I allowed her to choose the fabrics for these two outfits.
To fix the tunic, I turned it into more of an A-line top and cut arm holes from there. Much better fit on the little ladies! CC had a big smile on her face. At that point I knew the design was complete.
I didn’t get a ton of pics, but here are some other shots.
Let me know if you’ve had any fun celebrations lately.