Baby Lulu clothing is one of the most stylish and
fashionably clothes for kids today. In spite of the
popularity, Baby Lulu clothing offers very
affordable cost. Erin Murphy is the one who
launched and design the clothing in 1992. Baby Lulu
clothing is known as one of the premiere children's
companies featuring easy, feminine styles. You can
also make your own Baby Lulu clothing. With a little
storing of supplies, the home sewer can recreate the
easy charm of Baby Lulu styles.
Here are the following steps in creating your own baby lulu clothing:
· First get all the materials needed in creating your dress in the fashion of Baby Lulu.
You can buy vintage linens such as tea towels or dresser runners at any flea markets,
antique stores and online auction sites and used as attached aprons.Whimsical
designs such as dogs, cats and Southern belles can be found lovingly hand-stitched
by women of yesteryear.Don't rule out a vintage floral tablecloth to use as fabric. Pick
up your desired color scheme. Choose a long- or short-sleeved t-shirt and
coordinating cotton, flannel or chenille to use as the skirt. Purchase velvet trim in a
contrasting or coordinating color.
· Put the shirt on your child. For an empire waist, measure two inches under the
breast to the desired length of skirt, plus one inch for hem allowance. Mid-calf is a
good length. For a mid-waist, measure just under the ribcage to the desired length of
the skirt. Mark with pins around the empire or mid-waist on the shirt while on the
child. Remove the shirt. Cut along the pins and discard the bottom portion of shirt.
Lay the t-shirt flat on a hard, flat surface. Flat measure waist and double
measurement: this is the waist measurement.
· To prepare the dress skirt. For light weight cotton/flannels, triple the waist
measurement. For thicker fabrics, such as chenille, double the waist measurement.
This is how wide the skirt should be. Use with the length measurement to determine
yardage. Sew one or two side seams depending on your fabric. Turn the raw edges of
bottom of skirt in twice so not visible and hem. Hand or machines gather the waist to
fit the dimensions of the t-shirt bodice in step two. Select and cut the vintage runner.
Hem or trim the three edges with lace. Center on skirt front. Hand seams onto the
skirt. Turn the skirt inside out.
· To construct the garment, turn the cut shirt upside down, right side out. With skirt
inside out, place upside down t-shirt inside the skirt, aligning edges of the shirt with
edges of the gathered skirt. Pin around. Sew. Turn right side out.
· Hand seams velvet trim around the gathered waist on top and bottom edges of trim.
Sew a bow or rose in the center of the waist and/or center of the neckline. You may
sew velvet trim along the dress hem.
As simple as that and sure you will love and enjoy doing more Baby Lulu
clothing on your own.