My daughter LOVES Strawberry Shortcake. More often than not, when she has a little bit of TV time, she chooses “Berry Bitty Adventures,” and we check out the books from the library on a regular basis. I admit to enjoying the series myself, and I think the clothes that the characters wear are so cute!! If I had more time, I would definitely be recreating those outfits for my girl to wear!
Our daughter was recently invited to a birthday party for one of her friends, and the invitation featured Strawberry Shortcake! V was delighted and carried the invitation all around with her. In a moment of inspiration, I decided that we’d make her friend a Strawberry Shortcake-inspired outfit (and we decided to make one for V, while we were at it ;-))
While we were making onesies the other day, we also stenciled some white T-shirts from Old Navy. I loved the little gathers at the neckline, but they did make aligning the freezer paper stencil a bit tricky! I scanned the invitation and traced one of the images in the Silhouette Software to get the strawberry “just right.” When V saw the shirt for the first time, she immediately recognized that it was Strawberry Shortcake’s! Definitely success.
I was hoping to find some pink polka-dot shorts, but they were not where I was looking. So we just got some plain pink shorts at Old Navy to go with the shirts.
I think the outfits turned out really cute– an homage to Strawberry Shortcake without being over-the-top. My daughter wore her outfit to the party…
…and we gave her friend her outfit in a pretty purple gift bag with a sequined “E” card that I made for her. I just folded some textured purple cardstock, hand-cut an “E” (after sketching it with a ruler), then went crazy with a white pen and some “vintage” sequins. It was so fun!