|Glass Bottles with Red Striped Straws and Ribbon/Ticket Ties|
This party grouping includes:
- Colorful Striped, Three-Layer Cake with Fluffy Whipped Icing
- Glass Beverage Bottles with Ribbons and Tickets – the tickets would be great for writing party guests’ names and they look super fun, too!
- Wooden Dowels with knots of colorful ribbons pinned to the top make quick and festive table decorations
- Cupcakes with a big swirl of fluffy icing and “cake pop” style cherries on top
- A Ruffled Party Hat to coordinate with the party theme and dress
- The Party Dress (here, a size 12-18 months) in a vintage-inspired blue floral bodice and yellow and white striped skirt, detailed with a rolled edge on the neck and sleeves, shirring around the neck and waist, and white pom detailing on the hem.
- Bright, red polka dot bags of Popcorn
- A Big Roll of Tickets
|Circus Striped Cake|
|Quick Shirred Circus Dress|
|Ruffled Party Hat|
Okay! This is the last of the Tea Party details and I’m getting anxious to show you some of the new things I’ve been working on, but since I know you want to make some of these hats just. for. fun., I’m sharing some close-ups and a little photo step-by-step. The supplies I used included: felt, tulle, pearls, feathers, silk flowers, flower ribbon, plain headbands, and some pieces off a feather boa. Basically, I just started with a piece of tulle and tied or fluffed it into something “big.” Then, holding it in my hand, I started grouping some flowers and/or feathers around it. When I thought I had a grouping I liked, I hot glued it into place on a small square of felt. Wearing the headband and looking in the mirror, I held the glued arrangement up and figured out the correct positioning on the headband. Then I ran back to the glue gun and glued it right in place onto the headband, covering the back with another piece of felt.
For Addie’s hat, I glued strips of flower ribbon onto a circle of felt, then glued elastic to the bottom, with the ends meeting in the center of the felt circle bottom, and then covered the elastic ends with a backing of felt. I knew she would never keep a headband on her head, and this method worked out perfectly.
I’ve tinkered with the knot dress pattern several times since the first time I sewed Addison’s birthday dress. This time, I used a light pink Kona cotton for the main skirt and it turned out so beautifully. The dress looks and feels luxurious. This particular cotton is more substantial and drapes nicely. I prefer the ruffles sewn on 1/4 of the way down from the top of the strip rather than across the center as I originaly did. This dress will be up for sale in my shop this week.
I made another party hat to coordinate which will also be in the shop. These hats are too fun. If you missed the original tutorial, go to the party hat tutorial here. If you’ve made a hat or two, show me please! I’d love to see what you’re making!