DIY "Mud Pie" Inspired Toddler Shirts Including Templates

It’s no secret that I adore dressing my kids in cute boutique style clothes on the cheap. In fact now that I have learned to do embellish clothes with applique it’s gotten even worse!! Ha Ha.

Every time I see Mud Pie designer baby clothes I swoon. They are so darn cute. I was inspired by these two outfits to figure out my own version. These retail about $30.00 each from retailers who carry Mud Pie.

I started with a plain tunic style white top I found on clearance at JC Penny for $3.99.

Hobby Lobby had this great ruffle trim on clearance for $.59 a yard! Then I used my left over Wonder Under and fabric scraps. I came up with an anchor template and used that to applique it to the shirt. Click here for my tutorial on Wonder Under. Here is my anchor template I am sharing with you all. Lina’s Anchor Template

After I ironed on the anchor, and hand sewed around the edges, I machine sewed on two rows of the ruffles on the top and bottom of the shirt.

Lastly I sewed on a red bow to the top of the anchor.

My little boy needed a shirt too so I made him a red crab and sewed on buttons for the crab’s eyes. Here is my template for the crab for you to use as well. Lina’s Crab Applique Template

There will be some serious cuteness happening for the 4th of July this weekend!

I love how these turned out!!!

I hope you liked my inexpensive Mud Pie inspired toddler tops! I was able to spend less than $7.00 on mine.



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17 thoughts on “DIY "Mud Pie" Inspired Toddler Shirts Including Templates

  1. OK, who has the cutest kids in the whole world,,,,YOU! That is so cute! When my son was little all they had was ugly boy clothes! I have got to check out that trim at HL!


  2. These are so cute. Great for summer time. I love the ruffles and the crab is so cute.

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  3. Way too cute, I love this. Wish my girls were small enough to still wear something this cute. Thanks for sharing.

    Cha Cha

  4. Absolutely precious – you should be proud! Thanks for sharing such a simple yet sensational idea! xoxo michele

  5. These are so cute! I just figured out how to do applique's so I have been looking for fun things to do! So creative

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