Saturday, March 2, 2013

Max and Ruby..... duh, duh, duh, duh, da dud, da duh, Ruby and Max.

Happy Birthday to Baby Girl!  Well, Sassy is turning two but she is still the baby of the family.  She doesn't get too excited about TV, but she does love Max and Ruby.  When it comes on she points and yells "RUDYYYY," yes with a D.  At this stage the boys like Elmo so this is a new one for me.  For her birthday, what else could I do but a Max and Ruby theme?  Unfortunately, this is not as popular as some characters so I had to go online to order a few party supplies.  Since Ruby wears a yellow a-line dress with orange and green crosses on it, I thought maybe I'll make Sassy a matching dress.  I started with a McCalls pattern 6303 that I had picked up on sale for $1 one week at Hobby Lobby.  I bought the pattern with no exact intention but I was glad to have it for this.  It is easy to make a pattern for an a-line dress, but I just find a professional pattern makes it easier for me.
See...  a-line dress just two easy pieces.  I cut 2 of the pattern pieces and made the dress reversible.  I usually do this because I hate sewing small seams.  Plus the fabric I choose was light yellow and it needed a lining.
I added some ric rac detail to the "reverse" side or lining side.
Pin and sew the top and bottoms to their "mate," leaving the sides open.
Turn one right side out and put it inside the other piece.  Pin sides together, leaving a gap on one side to turn.
Sew it, turn it then find the gap you left and carefully stitch the hole.
You can barely see the stitch on the side seam.  This is not a detailed tutorial, but there are tons on pinterest and youtube.
Add buttons and button holes and voila!  I used fusible webbing to make the crosses and ironed them to the dress to look like Ruby.  I think it is a pretty good match to the character.
I bought a purple t-shirt for underneath.  My model doesn't cooperate with me when I want to take a picture.
I put on a headband with rabbit ears and she's the cutest bunny ever.
The dessert table featured a yellow cake with pink vanilla frosting and sprinkles, just like the one Ruby made for her party.  I made butter cream icing frozen transfers for the Max and Ruby characters on the cake.  For variety, I made chocolate cupcakes with fudge frosting and added "worms" and "dirt," just like Max's cake.  Not pictured is the "rabbit food" veggie tray and fruit plate.  Having this party near easter made it easy to find lot of rabbit themed stuff like carrot bubble necklaces for the goody bags.  It was a fantastic party!

1 comment:

  1. Cute! Thanks for posting. I'm throwing my 4 year old daughter a Max and Ruby party next week, so this was a great post to get more inspiration! I'm totally doing a rabbit food veggie tray and fruit plate. And the bunny ears and easter stuff in the stores right now is a great idea. And if I could sew, I would totally make a dress! It's super cute. Thanks!