Thursday, June 24, 2010

Skirt to Dress, autie style...

yeah, yeah, here's another one of those women's skirt to toddler dress refashions...but I hadn't done one yet, and this one was begging to be made:
She's moving so quick nowadays that I can't really get a good picture, but she was pretty, and she knew it!
It was the easiest thing ever! My MIL found this XL yummy peach-dessert women's skirt at Target on the clearance rack...and had to buy it, and I had to steal it from her, but she approved. And I grabbed one of Ivy's plain white tanks...
crossed myself before cutting the decadent skirt in half,
drew a line with erase-able marker just under the armpit
folded the end in a little bit to hide the raw edges
this is the underside, with contrasting thread, so you can see...I sewed a rectangle through 3 layers of elastic...one end, and one end folded under. get it? Then I just sewed the raw edges of the skirt up the middle to make a mini version of what the skirt looked like before.
pinned it to the tank top...
sewed a zig-zag
and there she blows...only it is obviously waaaay too long.
So, when nap time was over, I tried it on her so I knew how much to cut off the bottom.
I chopped it off...(the beauty of this fabric is that you don't have to hem it...)
i love it!

5 comments:

Ashley said...

Oh wow! That is beyond gorgeous. I must find a skirt like that now. Ivy looks adorable too!

Cheryl said...

Well, that skirt never looked better than on your little beauty. Great transformation. Love the idea of putting it on the tank, easy to wear for Ivy...better than a shirt and skirt !!! :) :) XO

Ashley said...

You inspired me to get sewing! I linked back to you. :)

http://cuteasafox.blogspot.com/2010/07/skirt-to-shirred-sundress-refashion.html

Kari @ Ucreate said...

Absolutely adorable!!! Your blog is fabulous...so glad I came over today!

The Miller Family said...

Holy cow, I LOVE this! So beautiful!