My nieces special day was forever ago but I’ve been wanting to show you her ribbon tutu birthday outfit. And guess what? I didn’t make it!
Her mama made it. Krystal got a sewing machine and this was her first project. She started making no-sew tutus way back in the day when I started making bows. We were selling stuff locally for a while, and even did a couple craft shows. In fact, the bow and tutu business sort of started this blog!
I’m trying to talk her into all sorts of things, like being a contributor on the blog and starting a Facebook page. I’d really love for her to start selling our stuff again. I have an Etsy shop, but it’s in sad shape. Selling bores me. Selling things on online is a terrible chore, and paying listing fees annoys me. I’ll let what I can talk her into! Oh, and we’re halfway through sewing another Sally dress.
Sofie’s tutu has satin ribbon sewn onto each individual strip of tulle, which makes it floof-tacular. I’m pretty impressed, because I hate working with tulle.
Isn’t the shirt cute? Krystal sewed all the ruffles on and used an iron on appliqué. She showed me the inside of the shirt and said her stitches look disgusting. She hasn’t been sewing long enough to worry about that!
When you start sewing, you’re supposed to have that blissfully ignorant period where you don’t know you have “mistakes”. I’m afraid I’ve turned her into a sewing snob!
I did make the matching pigtail hair bows. They’re huge & ridiculous, just the way I like them.