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It All Started With A Heart

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Now that Aiyanna's a little older and can wear things for more than one season I like to make her holiday clothing that she can wear year round.  I knew I wanted to do some sort of heart applique on a shirt for her, but I had no idea how to not make it scream Valentines' Day.  I was sitting at my sewing desk admiring a pile of lace setting there that I bought at a church rummage sale last year for super cheap. Do you ever admire your lace or fabric or am I just crazy? Then I thought I'd make a patchwork heart with the lace and embellish it.  Perfect for a Valentines' Day shirt without being to holiday looking. Perfect.
After choosing the laces to use I was inspired by their colors to tea dye the shirt to give it a vintage feel.
 And that's how the Patchwork Heart Shirt was born.

It was love at first sight!
After making the shirt I decided to do a Victorian style skirt to go with the shirt.
I tea dyed the fabrics and the laces until I liked the colors. I choose 2 different cotton fabrics and a lace fabric. I love the different color variations!


 Now she has a Valentines' outfit she can wear year round.
I am so glad she will get a lot of wear out of this outfit. It's one of my most favorite outfits I have ever made her.  The only one I like more is an outfit I smocked for her to come come from the hospital in. It is gorgeous if I do say so myself :o)

 She loves tea parties.
  This outfit will be the perfect attire for a fancy tea.
 We had so much fun with this mini photo shoot.

 I had a hard time choosing which photos to post.

 As I sure you can tell by the number of photos here.

 So much ruffle-y goodness.

 Aiyanna loves having her picture taken and today she was extra cooperative.

 Oh, and she informed me she wants to be a Project Runway model.

 I love my little girlie girl!!!!
She is such a blessing to me!

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Digital Scrapbooking Made Easy said...

Very cute! I'd love to have you link it up to my party at Thanks for sharing this!

Holy Craft said...

Super adorable! Nicely done. She looks like a very sweet girlie girl.

Deanna said...

lovely! (The model and the outfit)

Deanna said...

LOVELY! (The model and the outfit). The color variations in the tea-dye process make it interesting and very high-fashion. Maybe you should consider Project Runway, too.

Rachel {} said...

This is so adorable!!! I love ruffles!!! thanks for linking it up!

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

How darling. The ruffles looks so romantic and your little girl looks like she's enjoying herself.

Michelle said...

Where is a daughter when I need her? I adore this. Can I wear that skirt?! Featuring on A Little Tipsy today!

Rebekah Markewich said...

Oh my gosh! That is so adorable! Love it!

Jill said...

That outfit is so pretty! Great job!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Wani said...

Really adorable! Thanks for sharing!

Karima said...

What a great job you did, your daughter looks adorable in them!

Cassi said...

I love the skirt! Great job

Jenifer Harrod said...

This is a beautiful outfit and a beautiful girl as well!
Please come share at:

Kristi said...

Oh my....those ruffles are just delightful!! So beautiful! Would be delighted if you'd link up to my brand new party:

(your newest follower)

Kristi said...

Oh my....those ruffles are just delightful!! So beautiful! Would be delighted if you'd link up to my brand new party:

(your newest follower)

Meg said...

Look at that headband! It's amazing! I love the skirt, you did a fabulous job on the whole outfit. She looks like she's in love with it! Great job!

h. rae said...

Oh, wow! This is just gorgeous! Definitely on my list of favorites! Thanks for linking up with Make-It-Yourself Monday!

momto8 said...

gorgeous!! said...

This is such a cute outfit!! I love it!

I just wanted to let you know that I host a Friday weekly Link Party and if you are interested, I would love for you to join!

Have a wonderful day!


Sew Country Chick said...

So sweet and romantic!

Kadie said...

Oh. My. Goodness!! I LOVE this. My daughter would go crazy for it. I would love it if you would be willing to share at our link party going on now-Monday. Thanks.

Bobbie S said...

love it! I just pinned it and thanks for linking up to check me out saturday :)

LambAround said...

Happy Valentine's Day! You have such a sweet girl here :)

I'm looking forward to seeing your fancy new blog layout!

I just wanted to swing by and let you know that you've been nominated for the Best in Show award on my blog. Congrats and good luck!