dino bash outfit

This girl is 3 now! yikesabee. As you may have seen, she had a girly Dino Bash for her birthday party this year! One of the things I like to do for birthdays is make a party outfit that fits with the theme for my girls. See past birthday outfits here, here, here, and here. Next up: Sadie’s ballerina party outfit. I’m thinking….tutu and a ballerina stenciled shirt? Easy peasy. Anyways, back to the dinos!

For the shirt, I simply appliqued a dino shape I sketched out on the front of a store bought white tee using heat n’ bond, stitched around the outside, then gathered a little bit of knit fabric to make a bow, sewed that on, then a green button on top. Cute, and girly too!

The shorts I made using Dana’s new Kid Shorts pattern-I was able to be one of her pattern testers and I love love LOVE this pattern! Easy to make, and to customize. I love these pockets-I trimmed them in some baby piping to make them pop! I made a few more pairs for Ava to wear this summer, so look for those in a post soon-and a giveaway! You’ll want to enter! The pattern is addicting.

Doing her best dino faces…yeah we’ve got some work to do…lol!


  1. Very sweet jess. love the shorts:)

  2. That kid just makes me smile. Love her dino faces. Cute outfit too.

  3. Oh she is cute! Great dressed-up-for-a-party dinosaur applique!

  4. Ah she’s doing a ballet move! In the first picture, I think she starts to look like Sadie. Maybe. Just a little bit?

  5. Too cute!

  6. aw man, cute dino faces! is that riley blake fabric?

  7. Hee hee, I love those faces. And the purple polka dots!

  8. Great little party outfit!! She’s soooooo cute!

  9. Cuuuute! The bow and button on the dinosaur just make it perfect. And how is Charlotte 3 already?! Crazy stuff. =)

  10. these pictures are so funny! cute outfit!

  11. Those purple shorts are adorable. And so is the girly dino shirt. She and O would be good friends too, I think. Does she happen to also like monster trucks…? :)

  12. very cute, i love the colors

  13. Adorable! And I love the dino faces. hehe


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