The Craft Patch: Woman's Skirt to Little Girl's Summer Dress

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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Woman's Skirt to Little Girl's Summer Dress

Remember this stuff I got at a rummage sale? See the white/pink/brown floral skirt in the top right corner?






Tah-dah!!! It has been TRANSFORMED:



And you won't believe how easy it was to do! The skirt was a very simple A-line shape with a thicker waistband and zipper in the back middle. First I unpicked the zipper and sewed that spot closed. Then I sewed bias fold tape all the way around the top edge. I sewed another line of bias fold tape around the lower edge of the waistband and threaded both with elastic. Here's a peak inside if what I'm writing makes no sense:




The only thing left to do was add some straps to keep the dress up. Here's a more detailed view of the top:






And check out this little princess...nice curtsy!

8 comments:

  1. That is pretty dang cool Jenn! I can't wait for you to live close to give me some lessons!

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  2. Oh my gosh, really? That is awesome!

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  3. OK - I officially LOVE that!!!! Super duper cute!

    xoxoxox

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  4. Such a cute idea! I love all of the easy sew projects. Curious--do you figure out the patterns yourself?

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  5. so clever! i have 4 boys and have never made them clothes, but if i had a girl i would want to make this!

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  6. I just found this...that is darling. What a cute print.

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