I love making handmade things at home for my children. Especially Lil’ Diva. I was recently perusing one of my favorite mommy bloggers website and I was drooling over her daughters beautiful clothes. Our daughters are about a month apart and she always has her so nicely dressed. My mouth literally dropped open when I saw her daughter in a beautiful tutu and matching shirt. I clicked on the boutique’s link and I noticed that she was charging a little over $60 for the set. That is definitely not in my budget. So I decided to take things into my own hands and make Lil’ Diva her own boutique outfit, at home.

I absolutely LOVE the colors black, pink, and white. I think they look SO good together so I headed out to Wal-Mart to start looking for supplies for her own matching tutu set. After I purchased all of the supplies I spent: $16.42. BUT, that was for two sets. So each individual sets were just $8.21 each! I saved myself $51.79. I am VERY happy at the outcome of my first wearable, diy craft project for Baby Girl.

From start to finish the tutu took me about an hour to make. I took extra time with that, and had to keep cutting and sewing the elastic in the waist because I was stretching it out. (I wanted the tutu to be very full, and it was.)

Because I don’t know how to use a sewing machine, I hand embroidered and sewed EVERYTHING on Baby Girl’s shirt. The flower took me about three hours from start to finish, but I think that that was the part of the project that I was most proud of. I hand cut each flower petal, ironed them on, and then embroidered all seven of them around the outside.

I wanted the back of her shirt to have a decoration on the “butt” of it so that when she bent over in her tutu it would be cute. (Not her butt, the shirt. lol) So I did the exact same thing for the letter “R” on the back of her shirt. This took me about two to three hours as well. The only thing that I will change about this next time will be to make the letter a little bit smaller.

I am beyond proud of what I have done. It is really the little things that matter to me when it comes to my children. Knowing that I actually made something for my little girl to wear makes me so proud. I’m not that crafty when it comes to “wearable” art. This is literally my first time picking up a needle and making anything, but it turned out really good and I think that she was happy with it.

I will be making a detailed picture tutorial on how you too can make your own boutique outfit for your little diva for less!

I want to share the craft savings with you. So if you have about $10 to spare this post will be coming up in the next few days.

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  1. This is FANTASTIC!! You did an awesome job. I’ve been sewing since middle school and from a sewers perspective this is a high quality job well done. God has truly blessed the work of your hands. KUDOS…KUDOS…KUDOS…

  2. I love it!! You are so crafty. Her outfit turned out beautiful!

  3. You did an excellent job! It’s so cute!

  4. That outfit is beyond did a bang-up job girl!

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