Thursday, February 2, 2012

Valentine Outfits

What can you do when little girls have outgrown their pants in length but they still fit around the waist??  You can add a ruffle to the bottom of their pants!!  To go with the pants, I bought a plain tee shirt and added a ruffle to the bottom of it & also  added an applique'  for some more heart decor.  I was able to use extra fabric from other projects, so the recycled part was FREE!! 

All you need to do is cut a length of fabric for the ruffle that you need to make the pants fit in length, adding enough extra for hemming & the seam.  The width can be 1 1/2 times the width of the pant leg.  Do a basting stitch, pull it to fit the pant leg, seam it together & then stitch it onto the bottom of the leg.  For this, I actually tucked it under the leg & stitched it on.  You can use trim on top, if you want.



I am sharing this with:
Pink Saturday
Link & Greet Party
 Seasonal Sundays  
Mix It Up Monday!
Metamorphosis Monday
Your Cozy Home Party
Wow Us Wednesday
Rock 'n Share Party
Thriving on Thursdays

                                                                                                 
                   The girls love their super-cute outfits!!

                           

15 comments:

  1. These are so cute...and you are so creative!

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  2. These outfits are adorable! What a cute way to get another season out of them! Wish this would work for my jeans that are getting too tight!

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  3. Your Valentine outfits are just adorable! Great creativity and sewing skills.
    Beth

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  4. these are SO CUTE!! I used to dress my Sophia in this kind of flair all the time.

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  5. These are too cute! I just love the ruffles on the pants. I have seen those on really pricey outfits - so adorable.

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  6. These are really darling. You really are creative. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  7. You are GENIOUS! I have a sewing machine - (from my Great Grandmothers home) but cant sew :( I admire the talent of sewing so much-- You could do this time of outfit for all the fun holidays-- just one request ! Do the "Mommy and me" matching and sell them on ETSY - you would be a huge success!! Since i refuse to grow up, i would match up with the kids every holiday oxox Happy w-end

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  8. So pretty!! Have a beautiful pink Saturday, enjoy!

    Little Chefs in Pink

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  9. What a smart idea!! I love it :)

    Thanks for stopping by my site. I love finding new blogs to follow! I'm your newest follower!!

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  10. Thanks so much for linking up to CountryMommaCooks Link & Greet Party!
    Hope to see you next Saturday……Have a blessed week:)

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  11. These are adorable! Thank you so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday!

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  12. Cute, Cute, Caaauuuuttteee!!!!!!!!!

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  13. This set is very cute and creative. It reminds me of those way too expensive conture sets you see online, for a fraction of the cost. I have some of that cupcake fabric fabric, and it is adorable! Any little girl would be proud to wear a cute outfit like this. Kitty, thank you for sharing this stylish, economical tutorial on my blog. I appreciate your visit!

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  14. Hi again Kitty! Just another quick message to say congrats! I loved your adorable outfits so much they were included in my Valentine feature tonight. There is a feature button on the post if you'd like it for a feature page or your sidebar. Thanks again for sharing this wonderful post with my readers. Have a great weekend!

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