– White shirt in your little one’s size. Make sure you pre-wash it to prevent shrinking
– iron-on interfacing
– White fabric (I used Cozy Fleece)
– Plaid coordinating fabric
– Buttons to make up your ‘snowman’
– Needle and coordinating threads
I found these Snowman Buttons in a pack at Joann and used a 40% coupon to nab them for a deal. You could use individual buttons or fleece to make up the same design. Use what you have on hand.
To start, grab you flannel and cut out or piece together a piece that is 8 inches wide and long enough to fit around your little one and tie. My Abby wears about a 4 so mine was 8″ x 38″. My plaid was a small scrap so I had to sew 2 pieces together.
Now for the dress part. Start with your shirt inside out. Iron on your interfacing where you will be sewing on your buttons. I make a black box to show you where. White on white is hard to see.
Now turn your shirt back to the right side and position your snowman buttons to create a face. I just used a pencil to lightly mark in the button holes so I wouldn’t lose by place. Next you just grab your coordinating threads and sew on your face.
**If you have a little guy you could stop at this step and have a cute snowman shirt instead of a dress. **
Turn your dress right side out and you are pretty much set. You can top stitch the waist if you want and hem the bottom. I tried to hem Abby’s but she insisted that I leave it be. It’s her birthday not mine.
Alison Esther says
This is the most precious dress I have ever seen! Thank you for sharing the tutorial! I am going to pin this. I don’t have kids, but maybe I can make a snowman sweater for my cat…
Love it! I can’t find the buttons..can you tell me who makes them? [email protected]