Saturday, April 16, 2011

Lotte's Ruffle Chickie Shirt

So there is still a week until Easter and if you are like me then you still have 100 things to do or that you want to do.  Here is one thing checked off my list!

A local photographer offered a mini-session at her studio for spring.  It was a GREAT deal...and the background was a cute little wooden dock with a duck pond and BABY DUCKIES!!! So I had to have a cute outfit for Lotte to wear.

I had to go with the chick/duckie here is what I came up with!

Amy at Positively Splendid made THIS adorable egg shirt!  Lately I've been obsessed with ruffles and so I decided on a variation of this for our photo shoot!

Amy's tutorial is very well done and I'm going to ship you over there if you need to learn how to make and assemble the ruffles.  I did make my ruffles a little "rufflier", so my stripes were a little longer.

Here are my ruffles.  I alternated solid yellow with a patterned yellow.
I used my biggest egg shaped cookie cutter as a stencil.
I didn't have any interfacing on hand, so I sewed my ruffles onto felt.
I just did a lot of pinning to make sure there wasn't any movement.

I used orange ric rac for legs.  They were pinned under the ruffles before I started sewing.
I left them dangly, but you could hot glue the on.
Finally, I sewed on some button eyes and a felt beak.

Here is the finished product coupled with a cute yellow tutu!

I love this girl!

And everyone loves a tutu bottom!

Here is one last look at the close up!  It was fabulous for pictures...the photographer loved it, and so did the duckies!  Thanks Amy for the inspiration!

These AWESOME blogs are hosting parties with this little cutie this week! Thanks ladies!


  1. I love both of these shirts! You did a wonderful job on them!!!

  2. This is so absolutely adorable! One of the cutest Easter outfits I've seen and your little girl looks so precious wearing it!

  3. That is absolutly adorable!! Awesome idea, thanks for sharing!! Saw your link up at i heart naptime!

  4. That is fabulous! What a great idea ;). I don't know if you already have all of Lotte's bow's organized. Here's an idea for you ;).

  5. I am featuring this idea tomorrow! Thanks for the idea!!!

  6. This is too cute! Your daughter is adorable in it! Saw this at today's creative blog!

  7. This just made me smile today! Love the shirt and the tutu and your daughter is so adorable. I'll bookmark this for future reference. Thanks for sharing :)

  8. That is awesome! Love your variation on it :)

  9. LOve Love LOve it! You made my to do list.

  10. So freakin' cute! I'll be featuring this on Wednesday ~ thanks for linking up!

  11. You don't know how cute the baby was. I love the combination of the shirt and the yellow skirt. I was searching for slim fit suits but instead of finding a cool suit I ended up being crazy with this little cute dress. Thanks for sharing my friend.


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