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Shamrock Shirt and Skirt

I originally posted this over at KirstiKoo.
Can you believe it’s already time to start thinking about St. Patty’s Day? Every year, I have a hard time figuring out what to have my kids wear on the “lucky” day. Of course, they have to wear green, but it feels like they should wear something special. So this year, I made them Shamrock Shirts. I also made my little girl a skirt to match.
Wanna know how to make your own? It’s super simple… Here’s how.
You’ll need a plain shirt, some fabric for the shamrock, and some “wonder under”.
Iron your fabric to your wonder under. Back side of the fabric to the rough side of the wonder under.
I found a shamrock online and printed it out.
Trace the shamrock onto the wonder under.
Peel the wonder under backing off your shamrock.
Then iron it on your shirt.
UPDATE: I have since sewn a seam around the edge of the whole shamrock. Just to make sure it doesn’t come off in the wash.
Easy. Easy. This is the one I made for my 3 year old.
I might do one of these for each holiday, they are SOO easy.
If you want to make a skirt, here’s how:
You’ll need a piece of fabric twice as wide as your child’s waist and however long you want it plus about an inch and a half for the casing and seam allowance. My little girl (size 12 months) has an 18 inch waist, and I wanted to go just to her knee, so my fabric was 36 inches wide by about 10 inches.
Fold the fabric in half, right sides together, and sew down the side. You should get a little tube.
Then sew your casing for your waistband. Just fold over the top and stitch it down. Make sure it’s wider than your elastic. And leave about an inch open so you can put in your elastic.
Thread your elastic through and then zig-zag it together and stitch down the opening.
Hem the bottom of the skirt and whalla!
A super, super easy skirt and a cute little shirt (or onesie) to go with it! 

I let my kids wear their shirts the other day and my 3 year old immediately spilled something all over his. My little girl managed to keep hers pretty clean, but would NOT wear the skirt for more than 3 seconds. Needless to say, we will have to get a picture once we can learn to control our children. Which will probably be never.

If you make this project, please send me a photo! mycorduroydreams{at}

UPDATE!!! Here she is wearing the outfit. Next time I make it, I won’t do the skirt so poofy, and I’ll probably shorten it just a bit. But for now, pretty cute!


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