If you have been a follower of my blog for any amount of time, you could have probably guessed in an instant that my “Signature Look” this week would include ruffles. And the Shabby Chic fabric is probably not much of a surprise either! The design is new, though, and I love it! I’m so proud of yet another entire look that was created without patterns – I think the Teatime Signature outfit is a timeless look, and I think it’s appropriate for a wide age range. It includes a ruffly dress, a soft and fancy jacket, hair bows, and upcycled shoes.
You can read all about how I define my “Signature Look” over at Project Run and Play –
to summarize – the clothes I make are fancy, but I don’t think that limits the number of occasions when they can be worn. We “dress up” daily and celebrate often and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
You can read the details on the outfit here, but I wanted to point out a couple things that you can see in more detail here. In the above picture, you can see the clay button on the jacket that was handmade using a stamp and polymer clay. You can also see the pretty lace detailing on the jacket sleeves. Below is a great picture showing those beautiful ruffles as well as the upcycled shoes. Have you ever put fabric on shoes? LOVE how they turned out. I might be hitting the thrift stores for makeover shoes for all the girls!
As an aside, I’m also LOVING how this tent turned out for a photo prop (and the girls love to play in it!) I changed the pattern a little bit to include the ruffle around the opening. I also used wooden dowels instead of the recommended PVC pipe and I’m really happy with the results – you can find the original pattern through Little Lizard King.
Now, pardon me while I post some additional pictures, mostly because I think my Addison is just so darn cute! She was in great spirits for her own personal tea party while her sisters were off at school. So silly and giggly, the best scenario for pictures that moms like to frame. If ever I wanted to capture her personality at age 2, this is it right here!