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Monday, March 21, 2011

Go Mama Monday! - Skirt Refashion

I've been so inspired by all the refashioning going on in blogland. So fun!! After I made this skirt for my daughter and brainstormed it into a dress instead, I got to thinking...
 When I was at our local consignment store I found this skirt.
It's an XL in girls, but it was so super cute! I thought why not?!?
 For the shoulder straps, I measured for my daughter's shoulders and cut two strips of coordinating fabric 11 inches by 4 inches.
 I sewed each one right sides together, leaving the bottom open.
 I turned them, sewed closed the bottom, and top stitched all the way around the edges.
 I put the dress on my daughter and pinned on the straps.
 Then I hand stitched the straps on the inside at the base and an inch higher too for added strength and stability.
 I decided it would be fun to dress it up a little with a flower!
I cut 2 strips of fabric and sewed down one edge with a long gathering stitch.
 Then I pulled the thread and gathered it up tight and sewed the edges closed.
 I stitched one on top of the other and then attached the flower to the dress with a big button! Cute!!
 Of course, she couldn't have a new dress without matching hair bows. I use these instructions: https://www.theribbonretreat.com/custom/modules/FreeProjects/PDFHowtoMakeKorkerRibbonandBows.pdf
 Even better than I imagined!
Perfect for twirling!! 
I am no longer limited by sizes!!
I'll just make it work and make it cute!!
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33 comments:

Suze said...

Love the dress! I am having a tutu and bows giveaway on my blog http://suze-vinton.blogspot.com/2011/03/spring-fling-day-2.html
Hope will come and check it out :)

laxsupermom said...

OMG! So adorable! Both the dress & the model are just too cute! I love the vision you have. Thanks for sharing.

Deb said...

very cute dress and even cuter little girly girl!!!

Cory said...

super cute. feel free to make one for ahnika any time ;)

Jen-CraftOManiac said...

Hi THERE WHAT a darling dress and bows. Cute little girl too. She looks precious.

My CraftOManiac Monday link party starts Sunday evening at 5:00 and runs all night and all day Monday, until about 6:00 p.m. Monday. I hope you can make it next Sunday night/Monday. Winks-jen

Jill said...

What a fantastic refashion! And I love all the little accessories and extras you added - especially those hair bows!!

I would love if you came over and linked this project to my weekly Round Tuit party at:
http://jembellish.blogspot.com/
Have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Sharon said...

Very pretty! This dress is wonderful for spring. :)

Yolanda @ Miss Refashionista said...

Very cute, I likes!!

Melissa Moore said...

What a cute refashion. If you hadn't told us...I would have asked where you bought it. SOOO cute.

MessyMissy said...

It turned out beautifully!! I would love it if you would link this up to my Marvelous Mess party. Each party I pick one project to feature on my sidebar for a week!! Here is the link: http://bit.ly/i5BHt8

Willing Hearts - Busy Hands said...

That is a fabulous idea, and it turned out SEW cute! Love it!
Mrs. Hearts

radn said...

very adorable! Love the flower you added to the dress and yes, your daughter is a darling model!

I am having a giveaway on my blog. $35 + free shipping to get a custom trendy backpack for your daughter from Paige Holliday Designs. All you have to do is leave a comment. ends 3/23.

http://houseonashwelllane.blogspot.com/2011/03/35-store-credit-free-shipping-to-get.html

Deanna said...

Such a fun refashion. Thanks for the link-tip on the hair bows. My "baby" girl is al..mm...ooo..st too old for such things, but maybe not quite.

Jana said...

Great idea! I love it!

Thanks for linking up at Giggles, Glitz & Glam!

Alicia @ littlesprinklesoffun said...

Love the dress! You did a great job with it!

Aubrey said...

Oh my cuteness!

Jill said...

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!

Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Christine @ craftygeordi.blogspot.com said...

this is so cute, I love how it looks on your girl! And, she is so adorable with her ponytails. awesome job.

Anne Maskell said...

It turned out wonderful, and it looks adorable on your daughter!

Kristen said...

I love the dress! The color, style, that you refashioned it... Everything!

Daiane said...

Oi Jaime, goste muito do seu blog e estou te seguindo, achei esse tutorial muito lindo, gostaria de avisa-la que coloquei um link para o seu blog, com o tutorial da transformação da saia em vestido, espero que não se importe. Tudo bem?
beijos
casadadani.blogspot.com

Mormishmom @ Funky PolkaDot Giraffe said...

This turned out so cute! Love it.

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

That is so cute!! Love a good refashion!! :)

Julie Bagamary said...

Adorable! Great thrift store find.

Cherish said...

So stinking cute!

Ginger said...

Very cute!!! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

Tasha from Creation Corner said...

It turned out so cute Jaime! Thanks for coming and linking it up on my blog. LOVE IT!

Casinha Encantada said...

Love the dress!

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

So adorable--I'm sure she loves it! Good luck on OMTWI!

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Adorable...once again! :) Thanks for auditioning for OMTWI!!

Kaitlin Saenz said...

This is so darn cute! I love the yellow! Thanks so much for linking it up to my {re}create into something new blog party! Hope to see you next week for some more awe inspiring transformations!

Kaitlin--The Not So Simple Housewife
http://notsosimplehousewife.blogspot.com

Bless by Tone said...

that's such a cute dress

Claire said...

This looks amazing-I'm your newest follower-stop by for a visit!

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