Quick idea for adding some feminine fun to a Halloween top

Halloween is on the horizon and it's a great idea for picking up good deals on kids' clothing. My daughter snapped up matching shirts for her children but Zara balked. She wanted a girl version! Luckily I had a quick idea for adding some feminine fun to a Halloween top and I am here to share it with you.

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Here is Henry's top. I think it's fun for anyone for the month of October. Plus last year, I bought them matching shirts and did not realize that they both had orange glitter.

He was only one year old, I realize. But he's apparently pretty secure in his masculinity. He dealt with the glitter just fine.

Z was not happy with hers so it came to my house. She grabbed a spool of purple thread and wanted to put it all over the shirt. I had to talk fast to get her off that idea.dsc04772

I brought her to my ribbon drawer, which is a mess, you are right. She picked out the purple which I think goes well with the green/yellow of the shirt.

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This ribbon is not two sided so I had to turn the second side when I made the bow. It might look a little odd here but when I sewed it down, it looked just fine.

Zara was very pleased with the bow. I was surprised she was content with just one. 20170820_153723

I stitched it onto the Frankenstein hair. By this point, Zara had lost interest and was playing with her own fabric scraps. I got to put it where I wanted, hooray!

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Everyone was happy with the final result. The ribbon is washable but obviously it is perkier before that. I had other ideas for ways to make this shirt more feminine.

I could have put a row of ribbon or lace around the neck. I also could have put some eyelashes and lipstick on Frankenstein. But the ribbon was perfect, fast and easy.

And she's a cute Frankensteinette?

Sew happy!

Oops, I published this early! Oh well. Enjoy!

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Here's a link to a Halloween apron I made last year.

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    My passions are quilting and sewing. Add to that French, Spanish, books, swimming, travels, new restaurants, yoga and chocolate and you have me. All of these are best shared with family and friends. Except for chocolate, don't touch my chocolate. You can email me at QuiltingSewingCreating@gmail.com

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