Do you want to save on expenses and want to sew a few pieces for the kids? You have only one problem though, you don't want it to look too homemade...
Know what, sometimes it does BUT, with a little bit of imagination, you can add final changes that will jazz up any article!
Here is a list of embellishments you can add:
Crochet or Knit inserts
Machine Embroidery + Applique
Paint / Screen Print / Pen
Yokes or collars
Let's have a look at what makes the world of difference on garments and will turn 'drab' into 'fab'!
The tutorial for the lovely picnic blanket dress is an easy how-to-make-your-own-pattern from-an-old-dress-idea!
The ants made with little buttons are too stinking cute.
Unfortunately, the link to this romper is not available anymore. The contrast between the black and white is very striking. The delicateness of the lace softens the dark colours, making it a perfect example of the possibilities of the addition of lace.
There are many patterns for rompers, but the vintage one of Simplicity looks more tailored and professional.
The tutorial by Purl Soho links to the pattern to make the gorgeous embroidered jumper, which I can tell, is very easy. The pattern is for 6 or 12-month old babies.
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The Zulily dress with the appliqued handbag and buttoned-sling (below, left) is out of stock. However, to achieve the same look will not be difficult. Unfortunately, the Etsy shop that advertised the appliqued t-shirt (below, right), is not open anymore. Note how the running stitch accentuates the outlines of the turtle.
Machine Embroidery Applique
The Cinderella carriage applique design turns a plain t-shirt into a Princess top! Use the machine applique design from Itch to Stitch to make something similar.
Tip: If you have an embroidery program, substitute the monogram with the age or name of the child!
Contrast & Color
The dress pattern used to be on Etsy unfortunately, it is not available anymore. It is so striking with the different colors and the buttons!
What a lovely look she created with the contrasting color in the bias, buttons and bow! Unfortunately, the link to the blog is no longer working.
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Paint / Print
I am hoping that you are so inspired by the wonderful ideas that you cannot wait to get started!
Please share with your peeps and on social media - that will be awesome!