heat n bond lite
trace(or freehand) the bottom of the cupcake onto heat n bond
iron onto a piece of scrap fabric; cut out and place it onto your shirt-iron into place
cut 1/2 inch strips from your other piece of scrap, stich up the middle with longest stich and gently pull to create a gather--apply some fray check to the raw edges.
fold ends of ruffle under and hand stitch onto the cupcake base. continue with remaining strips, using a shorter piece each time
next, add the tulle to the base of the "frosting"(if desired)
*after this was finished i attempted to add ruffles to the sleeves. i again, will blame my difficulties on my sausage fingers. i totally ruined the sleeves, and therefore, needed to do some surgery.*
i removed the cupcake from ruined shirt, attached a piece of heat n bond to the back, and set it in place on a new shirt.(thank goodness i thought ahead a bought a couple of shirts on sale!!)
ta daaa-birthday outfit is finally complete!
i'm sure a more experienced sewer would not have had problems putting ruffles on the sleeves...so if you want to-go for it!! lol i've also been searching high and low for a red button to use for a cherry, but i have not found one yet! i still have a couple of more places to look around the house before she wears this on monday!!