Friday, June 22, 2012


     I'll admit, I'm a little more than excited about this one.  I love the look of crochet top dresses with sleeves.  The only problem was that if you put a newborn in one of those (even the smallest one I had), she'd be "swimming" in it.  It would be so big that you can't pick the baby up without the dress falling off.

     I had a request for a newborn crochet top dress.  You remember the 4th of July Dresses I posted about?  She liked the Silver top dress...but she wanted it for her newborn, and she wanted sleeves.  I wasn't sure how I could do that.  The smallest crochet top that I have fits infants, but not newborns (6 months is about the smallest that can fit in them), and this baby was smaller than the average newborn.  So I figured, I'd try to alter that one that I had, what's the worst that could happen?  It wouldn't work and I would have to e-mail her and tell her I can't do it...but...IT DID WORK!  And not only was I able to make the dress to a newborn size and add sleeves, but I was able to find a new technique to attach the sleeves that's quicker for me, and has a stronger hold as well.  I am so glad she asked me to try and alter a 4th of July dress because that one is on a strict time limit, so I had to figure it out NOW.

     So now I guess I can add some "newborn" dresses onto my Etsy page. YEAH!!!

     Here's the new dress.  And I just realized that I didn't add a photo of the Silver top 4th of July dress in the 4th of July dresses post.  *Ooops*  So the one on the left was the "before" that fit a size 6 month to {roughly} 3T/4T...after you get past the 3T/4T stage, you can fold the top down and wear it as a skirt up to 7 years old (give or take, depending on the size of the girl wearing it).  The one on the right is the "after" and can also be worn as a skirt after the baby has out grown it.  Remove the sleeves (ie. cut them off),  fold the top down and you have a skirt.

*Sleeves can be added to any crochet top tutu dress for an extra fee*

Friday, June 15, 2012

4th Of July tutus

Thought this might be a great way to get feedback that I don't otherwise get.  I want to make sure that the things I am creating are the things that people want to see.  I create tutus....mostly.  I love to make tutus, it is my "time away", a time that I can enjoy doing something just because I like doing it.  But my craft room quickly was overrun by tutus, so I started selling the tutus.  I mostly sell them on Etsy at Playfully Perfect but I also do a little on Facebook as well (you can find my page under "Playfully Perfect").

Here's a 4th of July glimmer tutu skirt I have for sale.  It's one of my favorites, but I've always loved things that sparkle.

Red, White and Blue Glimmer tutu
Close up of the glimmer tutu

And my 4th of July tutu dress with sleeves

Love this one!  I can add sleeves to any of my tutu dresses if you request it.
This one is only ONE large layer and ONE small layer (Usually I will have 2 large layers and one small layer)

 I will continue posting photos of tutus and other items that I have available.  Thanks for looking.  And please, if you have a comment or something that you think I could make better, please don't hesitate to let me know.