So Monday’s Mickey Countdown post might have eluded to this, but all week I’ll be posting the crafting that went along with our family vacation to Orlando. Today’s great – beware, cuteness overload:
You know how cheap – er, “frugal” – I am, so souvenir shirts aren’t even an option. But we need something Disney, right? I made the girls SUPER cute Minnie Mouse outfits. I didn’t take many tutorial pictures, because it’s pretty basic. First I made the pants – I couldn’t decide if it would be hot or cold, so I went mid-way with capris. I just used whatever pattern I had bought on sale for $1 at Joann’s and used the red dot fabric.. Then I slightly gathered the black dot fabric and attached ruffles to the ends of the pants.
Then I got to thinking how I hope the girls even know who Minnie Mouse is (we’re cable deprived so if it’s not on PBS…) so I googled Minnie Mouse Images – - guess which one they zeroed in on??
That’s right, the risque Minnie adult outfit, 2nd one in on the top row. Of course. I had thought about doing a shirt with a big appliqued head on it, but they saw that picture and vetoed the applique. They wanted a belt and shirt like that outfit. I wasn’t sewing a shirt (are you with me – pants are so easy to whip up, but a shirt – intimidating!) but I thought we could do a belt.
So I made a belt by attaching two ruffles of black dot onto the sides of a strip of red dot, then sewed the strip all the way around the shirt to make a casing. To make it look more fitted, like a belt, I threaded elastic through the opening, just like you would when you make an elastic waistband in pants.
The elastic gave it a little gather and some body – I think it turned out cute.
The whole Minnie Mouse Outfit is really cute! I wish I could have gotten a picture with both girls wearing theirs but one is at school and it’s blog crunch time so I couldn’t wait. Oh well – I’m sure we’ll get plenty at Disneyworld.
So, maybe $6-8 on fabric and then 2 shirts at $3.50 each. Great deal – way better than a Disney Gift Shop. And cuter, if you ask me. Oh, and I grabbed myself the same shirt and did a little decal – I didn’t want to be left out: