Dress --> Tee + Toddler SkirtDifficulty: Easy
Time: ~1 hr
- Existing dress
- Elastic for waistband
- Optional - serger, twin needle
What I did:
1.) Try on your dress and mark how long you'd like your shirt to be. Add on ~1" to allow for hemming.
2.) Cut your dress at your desired length (marked in Step 1).
3.) Skirt - We'll start with the elastic waistband. To join your elastic ends together, I typically sew and backstitch 2 rows of zigzags.
ALTERNATIVELY, for regular sewing machines, fold the waist over the elastic band to create a casing and stitch along the bottom. To prevent elastic flipping, you can stitch / backstitch / stitch with matching thread along the side seams to hold it in place. I usually go 3 forward, 3 back, and 3 forward to secure. Go ahead and skip to Step 8.
5.) Fold the elastic waist over into the skirt interior. Add a few pins to keep it in place.
7.) Finished skirt:
8.) For the top, all you have to do is hem it! I folded the hem inwards and then used a twin needle and navy blue thread to sew along the navy stripe.
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Lol! at Dr. Suess. :) What a great idea re-using your dress that way.ReplyDelete
Hehe :) Thanks Michelle!Delete
ingenious! i love all of your ideas, and how you get so much mileage out of everything!ReplyDelete
Aww, thanks P! It can be detrimental as it supports my hoarding behavior.Delete
Great solution to a sucky laundering problem. Now you and yours have two new pieces!ReplyDelete
Great way to reuse your dress. E is a luck girl to have talent mom like you.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the sweet words, Ying!Delete
That is very resourceful of you. I would have just worn leggings, tights, or jeans and called it a long t-shirt lol.ReplyDelete
Thanks Joy :)Delete
I like that dress, actually! I wonder how easy it is to turn separates into a dress.ReplyDelete
Would have definitely kept it as a dress if it hadn't shrunk :( Turning separates into a dress wouldn't be too hard, just need to get the waist positioning right!Delete
Hello dearest, You are so talented. I envy you. :* Bookmarked your blog. Would definitely go back everytime.ReplyDelete
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