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!!



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

  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!

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

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

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

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

  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

  8. 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!!

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

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

  11. Cute, Cute, Caaauuuuttteee!!!!!!!!!

  12. 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!

  13. 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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