Pretty In Pink (alicious)!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

My darling grand-daughter turned five this weekend.   She is the most precious five year old there ever was (of course)!  She told me many months ago that her birthday this year was going to be a Pinkalicious birthday and would I make her a Pinkalicious skirt for her party?  So, in the back of my mind as I'm working and working on our house, I've been thinking about Pinkalicious.  What does she wear?  So I did what every smart person does - I googled it.  I looked at every Pinkalicious outfit on Pinterest, I read every blog I could find about Pinkalicious and nothing seemed quite right.  What I had in my mind was pink satin and ribbons.  So...

I pulled out some ribbon scraps, bought a small bit of pink satin and looked at it until I had an idea in my mind.   The light bulb came on and I thought "circle skirt".  
 This is a link to the best circle skirt tutorial I have ever seen. 

She makes is so completely clear on how to measure and cut for the perfect circle and all without a single side seam!   After cutting, I simply sewed all my ribbon scraps to the waist and then made a satin waistband, pulled my elastic through, sewed a simple rolled hem, attached a silk flower and it was done! 
There it is!  The perfect Pinkalicious skirt. 
The ribbons really made it a super fun skirt to twirl in!
And even more perfect for practicing those ballet moves!
Paired with a pink leotard and some leggings is was completely adorable.
I had left over satin and I purchased a bit more pink ribbon and made a Pinkalicious Bunting. It was very simple to make.   
I made a pattern out of cardboard and cut all my satin diamonds, then folded over the top inch and pressed it down lightly with the iron. 
 Then I folded that over a long pink ribbon and sewed each diamond in place. 
When that was done, I tied all the ribbon pieces between the diamonds. Perfectly Pinkalicious bunting.
Its pretty amazing what a little pink satin and ribbon can do when it comes to a Pinkalicous Birthday! 
It was a perfectly beautiful spring day with all kinds of fun and games outside.  And the funnest thing of all was watching a darling little blonde five year old with braids and ribbons running around smiling and twirling everywhere she went.  I think the skirt was a success!
Hope you are having a lovely week.
This week I am linking up to the Inspiration Gallery at Crafty Scrappy Happy!


  1. Wow that sewing machine is no joke. That looks like heavy duty sewing experience. How lucky is she to have such a wonderful grandma. Love the post.

  2. I can tell she is totally thrilled with her pinkalicious skirt!

  3. My granddaughters favorite color is pink and she will be five this year... I don't have the creativity that you do, though. These pictures are precious!