Some friends are throwing a strawberry themed birthday party for their darling 3 year-old and asked me to make a strawberry inspired dress and party favors.
Here is what I created:
For the outfit, I decided to do a red and pink full can-can skirt. I topped with a simple tank that I embellished with a green ruffle, like the leaves on a strawberry.
While the skirt took a lot of work and time, it was not difficult and I'd highly recommend it! Scarlett just kept saying 'pretty' and was not happy that it was not meant for her. I'll have to make her one too!
The can-can skirt pattern can be purchased here: http://www.dana-made-it.com/2008/07/formerly-known-as-turkey-dressing-skirt.html
And, for a gift, I decided to create this fabric strawberries that designed to be pin cushions but I just made them a lot larger for little Emily to play with.
The full tutorial can be found here: http://embroideroo.blogspot.com/2009/10/strawberry-pincushion-tutorial.html