Gray, red, and white tri-check for my Tide...
Gold, purple and white tri-check - Geaux Tigers!
Black, white and red will do for either NC State or the Georgia Bulldogs - OR - you could take it local and that would totally represent a couple of the high schools here. I even found one for a high school in my hometown area:
For the Oxford High Yellow Jackets...or Georgia Tech!
The SECOND birthday gift I got to work on has been one of my favorite projects in awhile. Lilah's cousin was turning 4, and I realized I had only ever made her a crazy long tutu before, and it was high time she got another Aunt Original. I know that having an older brother, she's not super crazy like Lilah is about all things pink and frilly, but she does like dresses and princesses, so I thought I'd strike a happy middle and create something a little bit of both worlds. I came up with this:
Drawing my inspiration from PBS's "Dinosaur Train," I decided to give her a frilly dino outfit! I started by picking fabric - both patterned and solid, in the colors of the dinos - Green for Tiny and Don, Blue for Shiny, and Orange for Buddy.
I found a pattern for a Pteranadon and decided to make her blue like Shiny. I did the birthday girl's name in bright green.
The skirt was the most fun. I had a skirt for Lilah that was covered top to bottom in raw-edged ruffles. While I liked the look, I also liked the idea of leaving a solid band at the top for a border. Thus, this ruffle skirt was born! I simply alternated the ruffles in color from top to bottom. And I just aboslutely loved the result. Frilly but not too...blush or bashful, you know?
I loved creating this skirt so much that I can't wait to make another one. They are a little time consuming, but seeing that whole outfit together tells me it's totally worth it. I mean, I'd want to wear it if I were four.
Hopefully the birthday girls enjoyed their gifts! I know I had a fun time creating them!