Friday, October 14, 2011

Elmo Birthday Outfit

Time is going so fast!  I can't believe my little Caitlyn is almost one.  *Tear!* 

We decided to do an Elmo themed birthday party for her since she absolutely loves Elmo and Sesame Street.  Of course - I had to make her the perfect outfit to go with this theme.  Since I take every opportunity to make my girls look as girly as possible, I made her a birthday tutu.  I made this tutu the same way I made her black tutu a few months back for Mother's Day.  This time, I alternated red and yellow tulle, then added a few strands of blue tulle and some ribbon.  I'm very happy with the way it turned out, it is so happy and cheerful looking - which mirrors her little personality perfectly!

For her shirt, I thought I would experiment with making a felt applique of Elmo and the number one.  I am very much a procrastinator, so I left myself very little time to get this part done.  I was rushing to make it the morning of her pictures!  I bought various colors of felt and pieced together Elmo's face.  Had I spent more time on it, I know I could have captured the image of Elmo better.  However, considering I threw it together in less than fifteen minutes I was ok with it!!  I also threw together a simple four loop bow on an alligator clip.   :)