Sparkle wanted this gorgeous dress that I found a pattern for online that is absolutely stunning. Sadly, I took away the things that she wanted the most so that she would get the point. Its so hard watching her little face every time she brings it up and I have to remind her that she isn't getting those things this time. She gets pretty disappointed. But I am also a stickler at making sure she feels very special about her big day. This is the day God said that she would be born into this world and it's something that should be celebrated...no matter what. So, I came up with this idea. Her party colors are turquoise, red, purple and lime green. Bright, loud, and high contrast, as my dad would say. Here it is!
Isn't that adorable?!?!? It was Sparkle's idea to put the six on his tummy and I think it looks great!!!
Well here's the tute!
- 3-4 fabric pieces. I used remnants from other projects. I went to hobby lobby and asked for a swatch of the black...which was free.
- A shirt or tank top, which I pulled from Sparkle's closet, which was also free.
- Permanent Heat 'n' Bond, from Walmart which was around $3.50
- Cricut cartridge in Mini Monsters, $23 from eBay brand new
I started out by cutting two different sizes of the monster outline using my Cricut and the cartridge "Mini Monsters." I cut a size 5.25 and 7 to get a feel of how big it really would be.
Here's the actual size difference between the two monster cutouts.
I positioned each on the tank top I had in Sparkle's closet. It happened to be from the Children's Place and worked beautifully. The 5.25" was too small and the 7" was much too large.
It should look really smooth, like this.
Send it through your Cricut machine.
Using scissors cut the remaining threads that didn't cut all the way through. This is cheap fabric from hobby lobby. I did notice that designer fabric worked much better for this project than less expensive fabric. The thinner the fabric the less it cut well.
Position your little monster onto your shirt and iron it down. *this is the important part. Make sure that you're using the permanent heat 'n' bond and not the temporary one. I ran out of the permanent one and ran to the store to grab more. Between a six year old who wanted nothing to do with being in hobby lobby right before I was supposed to make dinner and a toddler who was fed up with the day, I was in a hurry needless to say... I grabbed the wrong one and ended up having to stitch the whole design instead of just the outline.
Here is a close up of all the different parts of my little monster. It is super adorable and even cuter in person! Sparkle really loves it!
I am doing a twirl skirt in the turquoise fabric tomorrow. I am thinking about adding a cute applique lettering to it.