This post is a blast from the past from my Rachelle's Writing Spot. The great thing is that the maroon dress is still in action--passed down from older sister to younger. So this went from Mom's shirt to girl's dress Xs two!
One afternoon I decided I'd better patch some
more of my daughter's pants before school resumed. I will post a tutorial
about how I do that next.
I pulled out my fabric scraps to let the girls choose what I should use
for the patch, they got really excited about the possibilities. They
wanted me to make them new pants from the scraps. I tried to explain
that you had to have more fabric to make a whole pair of pants.
Then I remembered all the cute makeover projects I'd seen on Make It And Love It
ran up to my closet, pulled out two shirts that I hadn't worn in over a
year and went to work making two darling dresses for my girls.
This is one of those skin-tight shirts and so it took less than twenty minutes to pull together for my four-year-old.
I tried it on her several times and she was very
worried about getting stuck with pins. I sewed up the sleeves to fit her
arms and then I had to work with the neckline which was designed kind
of like a cowl-neck top.
Piece De Resistance was the brooch that came with the shirt. Miss G
thought that was fabulous. She said that she looked like a princess!
excited to try this again. I need to clean out my closet and see what
else I can find.
Do you have some sewing projects on your to do list
this year? What gets your creative bug going?
Great job on these dresses! So darn cute. I have a couple things I want to sew and can't seem to get to. I didn't used to wear aprons much, but in the last few years I have come to love my aprons, especially during grilling season. I have dish towels that I want to turn into aprons and also some reusable shopping bags that will be turned into aprons, that is if I ever get to them. One day I'll have to just sit down and DO IT!!! Thanks for sharing these creations with us!ReplyDelete
Thank you! I like the sounds of those ideas!ReplyDelete