7.15.2008

How to embellish a basic top

A few weeks ago I made this pair of bloomers for my daughter: 


I did not, however, make a coordinating shirt because I had seen a simple tank top at Target that I knew would match perfectly (plus it seemed like too much work for something that I knew would be stained by the second wear). 

But, the bloomers reminded me of something from a cute boutique, and I wanted to give the top that same look. 

This process is so simple, it shouldn't even be considered a tutorial. 


I pinned my embellishment around the collar area, but it would have been cute to go around the waist, or even in a straight line from the collar down to the hem. Don't you love this rose ribbon-y stuff? I picked it up from Hobby Lobby in the "by the yard" ribbon section. They also had it in chocolate brown. I think it would be adorable around the edge of a lampshade. 


Then I sewed it on by hand. And that's it. From plain and cheap to boutique chic

 
I really wanted to get a photo of her in the entire outfit, but we had a potty training emergency just minutes after she was dressed. Believe me, for those 15 minutes that she wore the entire ensemble, she was the best-dressed toddler around.  

13 comments:

Autumn said...

Awww that is adorable!! I want one to match Belle's pants now:) I have a pink shirt like that for her that I paid $30 for... I am going to hobby lobby today!

Jen r. said...

Very cute! I love this idea and am going to have to check out the ribbons at HL...Jen R

Amy said...

So cute! I am actually working on a little shawl and was going to do a rosette to close it together. I am hoping I can pull it off as I am super un-crafty :)

Peggie said...

What a great idea, I think I will use it for some grandkids!

Lisa said...

Hi, I'm a lurker, just wanted to say that outfit is so precious. I love the Target tank tops anyway, but now my mind is humming with dress em up ideas, thank you!

ugagirl30 said...

I love the raveled rosette trim. I have been looking for it, so I'll have to check the Hobster tomorrow. Greggy Girl has a whole line of clothes using that trim and I uber-love it.. I have a hot pink tank that would look cute on with the polka dot hot pink/light pink pants. Email me and I'll give you a tip for the wide legs on these pants, which is super adorable, too. Love the whole outfit.

Krista said...

Love it, LOVE it, LOVE IT!!! Okay, I'm SO going to copy this idea for Briley! =)

Tanna Clark said...

How cute! Ugg, I cannot wait until we are diaper free household again.

Nina said...

Oh my gosh! I'm so inspired! What a great idea.

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Threeundertwo said...

Love that trim! I have to go find some now.

Dana said...

okay.. these outfit is awesome!! It's looks like it's worth big bucks!

Pam said...

So cute. I have this same trim in my stash but didn't really know how to do it. Thanks for sharing your talent!