I saw lots of paper at JoAnn Fabric and Craft’s yesterday and couldn’t resist this denim blue and red plaid combo. It is thinner paper than the card-stock I used when I made them the first time around, but it made two cute cards just fine.
The templates are on 8.5 x 11 inch paper. Print out the template at 100% size, on regular copy paper, cut out the pieces than put them down on the paper you want to use for your card. Trace around each piece.
For some versions of the dress I used scallop-edge scissors for the hemline. For this plaid version, I just cut it out plain and simple.
When I cut out, I cut just inside the tracing lines. When you trace the overalls, use a pencil to firmly draw in the details of the pockets and waistband. Later, you’ll go back with a marker to color in those details.
Fold the dress at the shoulder line (on the template I show that as a dotted line) and align the front and back. It may not be perfect, so just trim where one side overlaps a bit.
Cut out all the pieces, than glue on the pockets.
The back of the overalls have one little place to fold: the straps that come over the shoulder from back to front. Fold where the dotted line is shown on the template.
Fold the t-shirt, lining it up carefully and trimming if the edges are a little uneven.
To construct the Baby Overalls Card, have all the pieces cut out, with pockets glued in place. You can see where I’ve traced the front pocket and waistband seam details.
Put the back overall piece down with the inside facing up. Put adhesive on the top part, including the ends of the straps, but only down as far as the waistband.
Carefully set the folded t-shirt piece in place, lining it up so the straps come up over the shoulder. Back of t-shirt should be attached to back piece of overalls.
Now put glue on the inside of the front piece bib area, down to the waistline. Line the legs up together. Carefully set in place and adhere to front of t-shirt.
I used a fine-point dark blue marker to add stitching lines and a gold pen for the buttons and buckles. A fine-point black pen adds a little detail to the buttons and buckles.
A folded bit of patterned paper makes a bandana for the back pocket.
The dress and apron are a little more straight forward because the dress forms the whole card with the apron or pinafore being added as embellishment to the outside.
I didn’t include straps for the pinafore or apron on the template. Cut narrow strips of matching paper and glue to either side of apron or pinafore and glue separate strips to the back of the dress. You can also use ribbon for all or part of the apron strings.
As with the Overall Card, I used a narrow dark-blue pen to add stitching lines, and gold and black pens for the buttons.
In the earlier Baby Dress Cards, I used a white gel pen for some of the little details.
For the denim and plaid pair, I left the insides of the cards plain.
You can also use the Overall template to create a onesie.
For the petticoat in the Baby Dress Card I traced the dress and cut a slightly smaller version, omitting the sleeves.
I’d love to see your creations if you use either of these templates to make your own versions. Send me a photo and I’ll add it to my Reader’s Gallery.
From the back…
or the front, these are both really cute cards!
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