Saturday, February 6, 2010

Avery's felt dress-up princess present

Kinley has this toy at our house that is a dress-up princess magnet set. Avery LOVES to play with it when she comes, I decided to make her one of her own for her birthday! This was a pretty daunting task for me, since I am new to sewing. There is just as much cutting felt in this project as there is sewing...but, it was so fun to make for her! I used the magnets as inspiration to design the base of the outfits and did a lot of hand-stitching for adornment. I also added velcro to the back of the outfits and to the felt girl so that Avery can take them on and off, etc.

This is the magnet set that I am attempting to mimick.
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This is after cutting the felt, before any sewing or adorning.
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I had to wind all these bobbins for all the different colors of thread I used in this project!
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Here are the finished outfits. The magnet is on the left and my felt outfit on the right.
first 3 outfits
2 more
These last two I just made up because I had some cool pattern felt at home...and Avery's birthday theme is hearts!
Which hair color to choose??
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Here is the girl with an outfit on! I am aware that she kind of looks like a snowman but, there are not really any good flesh-colored felt, we went with white. So, I did color it a little with a beige fabric art marker. Turns out she just looks a little dirty...but, much better than the snowman look.
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This was a fun project for me! I am sure I would do a bunch of things differently next time...but, it was so fun to learn a lot more on the sewing machine! Happy Birthday Avery! You are the sweetest, funniest, best role model for all the babies and I can't believe you are 4 years old!


kristen said...

AMAZING!!! that present is just so amazing. i love it. aves loves it. sass will love it. its just so perfect!! thank you so much for coming to the party and for always being so fantastic and supportive and encouraging. we love yall so much!!

The Benders said...

WOW! I am so impressed! I'm sure your new sewing skills have advanced far beyond that after this project! Hope you guys are doing well, Kinley is precious!!!

Leanne and Brian said...

what a good idea! I wished we lived closer so that we could play and you could teach me to sew!!! Miss yall tons! ~ Leanne

Camila said...

I'm so impressed with your sewing skills! What a cute present!