I always like it when I get to create something so wonderful that will become a part of a little one's life event, such as 1st birthdays.
Just like these head piece and tutu that I made last year for my niece, Chicay.
The fabric flower was made from organza with white beads on the center. It measures about 2.5 - 3 inches in diameter. It was then sewn on a plain white headband that fits a toddler perfectly - not too tight, but not too loose.
I also made a tutu for her, not the usual no-sew that you see around the web. But instead, I sewed it on my mom's trusty old sewing machine.
My cousin, Zoan, wanted to have it paired with a top that has a Tinkerbell print so it will go along with the birthday party's theme. Well, I tried to look but failed. However, I came across a kiosk that does heat press t-shirt printing service. They printed a Tinkerbell character and did a heat press magic on the plain white onesie. Then I added sequins and beads to accentuate the sparkles around Tinkerbell.
And before I shipped them, I made a large pouch from the extra organza fabric to hold them together.
There you go, that's Zoan and her daughter Chicay on her 1st Birthday Party wearing the tutu and headband that I made for her. Nice isn't it?!
** photo grabbed from my cousin's (Joanne Gonzales) Facebook account.