Thursday, February 17, 2011

a very dr seuss birthday

A few weeks ago I was contacted by a friend of mine who wanted me to make her son a special outfit for his upcoming second birthday. As soon as she told me that the theme of the party was Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat, I knew I had to make something for him out of Robert Kaufman's Dr. Seuss line of fabric. And here's what I came up with.

I started with the Turquoise Cat in the Hat fabric, and I chose Michael Miller's That's It Dot in Cherry as the contrasting cuffs on the lounge pants.

For the appliqued shirt, I drew a hat design similar to the one worn by the Cat and placed it onto a large number two.

I used solid red and white cotton fabrics for the hat with contrasting black stitching, and the Cat fabric for the number. I think the black thread makes the hat just pop!

I hear that Brady loved his birthday outfit! And while I would love to be able to offer this design to my customers, unfortunately the Dr. Seuss fabrics are for private use only, so I can't. But, I'm really pleased with how it came out and I wanted to share it with you all!


Unknown said...

Oh I love this. Will you be selling these in your shop? Would love it for my little boy.

Amy said...

You did good. This outfit is super cute!

Shari said...

So Adorable!!!

Little Bluebell (Adrianne) said...

LOVE that hat!! : )

Unknown said...

this is too cute!! Great job on the hat!

randi said...

this is an adorable set! love that hat on the 2!

Lori said...

very cute!

Beth Gracie said...

so SWEET! my son just turned 2 and i'm in the middle of his Cat in the Hat quilt! :o) great fabric.

Stephanie C. said...

That is adorable!! You did a great job on the hat.

Heather Jones said...

Thank you so much, everyone! I really appreciate your kind words. Unfortunately, since the Dr. Seuss fabrics are for private use only, I won't be able to offer this design in my shop.

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