My friend Jenn asked me to make her daughter Callie’s outfit for her big first birthday bash in a few days…..complete with cupcakes, ruffles, sprinkle fabric and a single birthday candle!
The cupcake applique and sleeves of the onesie have matching pink tulle and sprinkle fabric ruffles.
The skirt is made from Jona’s Evelyn Apron Skirt pattern (without the apron) using Michael Miller’s “Cupcakes on Pink” fabric and some cute sprinkle fabric I found at Joann’s. I modified the size 2 to fit a one-year old.
Closeup of the cupcake applique:
The contrasting sprinkle trim on the skirt:
To make the bottom part of the cupcake I applied Wonder Under to the back of a dark brown fabric and then cut it into 1/4″ strips.
Then I ironed them 1/4″ apart onto white muslin, curving slightly to resemble a baking cup shape…..
…. and trimmed it into the bottom of the cupcake shape. I appliqued the bottom cup, the top of the cupcake, a candle and flame onto a onesie using Wonder Under and stitched each shape around each shape to secure. I used one row of stitching for each brown fabric strip on the baking cup.
For the cupcake icing I cut a few strips of pink mesh tulle…..
……and sewed down the middle of each piece, holding the top spool lightly in place every few inches, to create gathers (a little trick I learned from my friend Vanessa over at V&Co).
I tied the thread ends into knots on each end to secure the gathered pieces and then hand stitched them onto the top of the cupcake.
I repeated these steps for two small strips of the sprinkle fabric for the very top of the cupcake.
I made similar ruffles for the sleeves and hand stitched them around the cuffs.
The finished outfit for an adorable Callie Jane!
Happy New Year to all of you! We are staying in tonight. I have to come up with my submission for next week’s SYTYC contest by tomorrow!
Caspers, but not the Ghost says
love it! i'm going to take a crack at this for my daughter! yay! happy new year!
So stinkin' adorable!!! I love your style!!!
WOW! So simple, and super cute!
and congrats on being on TV!
THat is so adorable! This inspires me to make an outfit for my son's first birthday in April, but I feel like it's so much harder to come up with stuff this cute for boys. I'd love to see more of your boy ideas if you have any!
Crafty Mom says
That is absolutely adorable! Happy new years Ashley ! Wishing you the best year! Good luck with the submition!!!
Carol B says
wow! perfection in every detail! well done, it's gorgeous! Happy New Year!
Elle's Mom says
Oh my goodness. This outfit is so dreamy. Love it!
Wow, that is beautiful!! I love the sprinkles fabric! And the pink tulle. so adorable!!
Alli Cat Creations says
Oh my gosh that is to die for. So super cute. I might have to try that one for Alli….Love it.
Happy New Years Ashley…..I hope you have a great year.
This is FABULOUS!! I'm lovin' the ruffled tulle!!
I featured your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing:
Cole's Corner says
Oh man… that is toooo cute and girly. I love it.
So does it have to be a pattern from your store or can we also use one of the cute patterns you post as tutorials?
Shari and Amber says
I can't believe the trouble you went to to make the cupcake bottom!! Amazing girl!!!!!!
Forever Owen says
Thank you for sharing the cutest ideas and projects you do! This is so adorable! What a terrific gift for Mom and the Birthday girl!
Adorable (of course!)
You do great work !!!
I will have to try this one of these days 🙂
Heather :: Angel Face Designs :: says
I am so excited that we made it on the blog! Thank you for such an incredibly beautiful outfit for Callie Jane. It means more than anything you ever could have bought for her! We are so grateful and she is lucky to have you in her life. So am I! xoxo
i love your blog seriously so cute! any ideas for a super cute birthday boy's 1st birthday outfit!?
Holy moly this is so stinking cute!!! You, my friend, are EXTREMELY talented and I hope one day I can make some cute clothes like this for my little girl and baby to be 🙂
My 8 year old son probably wouldn't be too happy if I made him clothes LOL
forever folding laundry says
Too, too cute. Love it!!
It really is adorable. Your work is always impeccable and very detailed. You are very very talented!
Cute I just bought the same fabric to make a skirt for McKenna's 2nd birthday and Evelyn's 1st coming up in July.
Oh, I just love cupcakes and especially when it's for the little ones like this! So adorable!
TJ and Whitnee says
This is such a creative and cute idea! I would love to also share this tutorial on sewwhattoday.blogspot.com on February 9!
I am not lucky enough to have a daughter to make this shirt for BUT my cousin has a daughter turning 2 and I sm SO trying this out for her. can’t wait!
Leah Fogarty says
This is exactly what I’ve been looking for for daughter’s Candy Land themed party. Thank you so much for the step by step tutorial. I can’t wait to take a crack at it!