Toddler Fall Peasant Dress

I wanted a cute chevron print dress for my daughter to take Fall photos in but they can be so expensive. Thanks to Once Upon A Sewing Machine, I am able to create my own. Start by printing the free pattern.

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Once you cut the pieces out you’ll have two front pieces and two sleeves.

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I attached both of the sleeves, right sides together, to the front.

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Now hem the sleeves and bottom of the dress.

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I sewed the side seams. I went from the bottom of the sleeve all the way down to the bottom of the dress in one straight line. Next take your shearing scissors and trim along the edge.

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Now I’ll make my casing. I turned my fabric over about 1/4″, then turned it again a little more to create the casing. Stitch the casing, leaving about an inch opening. Now take the elastic and put the safety pin through it. Feed the elastic in and close the opening. I used 18 inches of elastic for the 4T.

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I wanted the dress to have a little more fall décor. I made a design in Photoshop and printed it out on iron paper. I’ll trim the excess paper and apply the turkey to the bottom corner.

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Make sure to check out Once Upon A Sewing Machine often for more great patterns. Also Google has some awesome free patterns. making your own clothes allows you to be creative and custom! The pictures turned out great and Olivia loved her dress.

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Elmo Baseball Cap

If you want your party to be extra Sesame Street colorful, you can create a hat for the parents to wear; green, blue, or red. I chose to make Elmo. You can make these in bulk by buying lots of simple and cheap caps from a discount store such as Dollar Tree.

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Using craft felt, cut out white circles for the eyes, black pupils and an oval for the nose, orange.

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Now just glue them to the hat using your favorite Mod Podge.

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This it will be for the father the birthday girl.

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Sesame Street Lollipops 

 

I wanted a display of suckers to act as a centerpiece and another favor. You need the following to complete this sweet treat.
 
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Lollipops and a design.
 
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I decided to keep the design simple. Print everything out, cut, and apply the images to the lollipop using Mod Podge.
 
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As for the base to store the lollipop. You can use Styrofoam or the cubes for floral design. Place 3-4 side by side and glue together. I reused the ones from the Casino bash since they will be covered in paper.
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Now using some of your party wrapping paper, wrap the cubes like any other gift. Now just stick your lollipops in and you’re done!!
 
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Cookies Monster Wraps

This tutorial is super easy. All you need is a 12 count box of Chips Avoy and some Cookie Monster cutouts. I printed this after resizing them in Photoshop.



Take your double sized tape and apply a strip to the back.

Attach to the packages and you’re all done!

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Place the Nose on Elmo

I thought that this would be a cute and easy game for the little ones to play. Take your classic pin the tail on the donkey and rework it to fit your party them. In this case a Sesame Street character was appropriate. Take a form poster board, a Dollar Tree find or a leftover from parties past.

I used a random font in Word and just made them different colors. Print, laminate them, then cut them out.

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This part might be a little tricky if drawing is not your strong suit. I found the picture below online and used Photoshop to remove the nose. If you have a friend or parent that can draw well, have them recreate the photo that you found, in the position you want.

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Grab your red paint and fill everything in. Once its dry, add your letters to the top and bottom.

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I used the nose from my party plate designs to have noses to tin on. Just add a little double sided tape to keep everything safe.

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Depending on your local library, they may have a overhead projector. If so, you can use it to then trace your picture.

I plan to use Command strips to hang the board during the game.

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Say Cheese!! Photoshoot Letters

Like most parents, we take a lot of photos of Olivia. After last year’s birthday photos, I wanted something similar but in the theme of her birthday party. GG made a cute eyelet outfit and I got to work on the letters for the photos.

I used Classic letters, purchased at Wal-Mart, and painted the entire letter; I chose red, yellow, and blue.

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Next I allowed the paint to dry and traced each letter on polka dot gift wrapping paper.

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Grab your favorite Mod Podge and give the front of the letter a coat. Apply the cutout and smooth out the bubbles.

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I like this method because it allows for a solid and fun pattern side. I think we’ll flip the letters throughout the photoshoot.

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Sesame Street Cupcake Toppers

I decided to keep the design simple. ‘Happy Birthday Olivia’ on the front and the number 2 with polka dots on the back; this also ties into her birthday shirt. These Avery labels all come with a template and easy to edit systems online. Each sheet holds 12 so make sure you do not print too many fronts and not enough backs.

 
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Print everything out. I cut out 2 inch scalloped card stock as a base.
 
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Place the front on one side and the back on the other.
 
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