My little girl’s favorite book right now is Pinkalicious. It’s about a girl who eats too many pink cupcakes and turns pink. We read it almost daily and thank goodness there’s a whole series now because I know every word!
For this tutorial I am starting at the point where my fusible web (I used wonder Under) is already ironed onto the cupcake shape of fabric. See my previous applique post here for more details.
First iron on your fabric cupcake to the shirt. Then I used 1.5 inch thick grosgrain ribbon to make a ruffle. I sew with a running stitch down the right side and when you gently pull on it, it’ll make a ruffle. I didn’t cut the ribbon from the spool until I made enough of a ruffle to embellish the top of your cupcake like frosting. This is where you need to shape your ruffle so it’ll look nice. Then cut the ribbon and sew off the ruffle so it won’t come undone. Then pick random areas of the ruffle to make a few stitches so it lays nicely on your shirt. The last thing I did was sew around the edges of the bottom fabric shape and sewed on a red button for the cherry!
This is the Halloween costume I came up with for less than $10.
-Wings from Target $1 bin
-Wand form Target $1 bin
-Tutu skirt $4.99 Target
-The white tank was $1 via Old Navy. When they have the tank sale I stock up!
The fabric & ribbon scraps were on hand along with a tiara!
I hope this post inspires some fancy & frugal Pinkalicious fun!