Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Caroline's fall pumpkin shirt

I have been wanting to get a cute fall/Halloween shirt for Caroline and after doing a little shopping around, figured out a design I could make on my own with felt appliques. For a few hours of work and only about $6.00, I think it turned out really cute. I would have let my sweet girl model, but she is fighting off a cold and was not in the mood for photos. Also, the mixture of tears, snot, and drool on her face and drying in her hair did not make for the most attractive look. Plus I think I am going to make a matching hair bow, too, so I promise to get a picture when the outfit is complete. What fun to have a little girl! I had such fun making this t-shirt that I am already planning a more boyish design for brother and another for Caroline's 1st birthday.

The front view.

Close-up of the pumpkin. This was the first time I had tried to make "corker" ribbon. You have to wrap the ribbon around a dowel and bake it in the oven so it reforms in the curled shape. I may use some orange corker ribbon for her hair bow.

I decided to try a little detail on the back with an acorn and oak leaf. The leaf didn't turn out exactly the way I wanted, but overall I was happy.

Close-up of the back.

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