Birthday outfit

Posted on 18 February 2016

During the summer of 2015, my mother came to visit from the Ivory Coast. I had her make a skirt for me from this African wax print fabric that she selected. There  was a little bit of fabric left over after making my skirt, so I decided to make an outfit for my daughter. My mom used to sew. I drew up the style I wanted and she helped me along to way with measuring and cutting the fabric for the dress that I was making for my daughter. Prior to finishing the dress, I had my daughter try it on and it wasn't the right fit for her. I thought she would never wear this dress. I never finished the dress and just kept it in our guest room closet.

Well recently, I was wondering what is my daughter going to wear for her birthday that will be as unique as her first birthday outfit was. Her first birthday outfit was a hoop dress made out of this beautiful African wax print fabric with matching shorts and a hairband. What one year old wouldn't want to wear a hoop dress? Well it turned out very beautiful on her.

 hoop dress with african wax print fabric

For her 2nd birthday, I thought of buying her a dress at Janie and Jack (I love this store). Then I saw the dress that I had originally abandoned about a year ago. I was again motivated to finish it.

Last week, I started working on the dress again and I put it on my daughter and realized that it was a perfect fit. It is going to be a tutu dress with African wax print fabric. She loves tutus. She has meltdowns over not being able to wear a tutu, so I am sure she will love her birthday outfit. Here is a little preview of the fabric.

Dress made with African Wax print fabric

Come back in a few weeks to see the end result...

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