GranddaughterStitches had a birthday earlier this month, so it was time to make her another number shirt. She is four years old now, so here is her new t-shirt.
I used a pretty purply batik for her number four, fused it on, then did a machine blanket stitch around the edges.
I also made her a poodle skirt. When DaughterStitches was a little girl, my Mother-In-LawStitches made her a cute little poodle skirt. I decided to carry on the tradition. I chose some light purple felt for the skirt, and made it fairly long, so it will last for a while as she grows! (I left extra elastic in the waistband, too!) It was pretty easy to sew; no hemming to worry about. Although several layers of felt get quite thick when you're attaching a waistband.
Instead of a poodle, I chose to put a Great Dane on the skirt, because that is the "dog of choice" for GranddaughterStitch's family. They have a Great Dane named Trigger. They used to have two, but poor Nala died this spring. Great Danes are well-loved in that household!
The pattern included instructions for an underskirt, so I made that, too. GranddaughterStitches said that is what makes the skirt fly out so well when she spins. Since we weren't there on GranddaughterStitch's birthday this year, dear Son-In-LawStitches was great and sent me a little video of her spinning in her new skirt.