Alright everyone – – remember a while back when I posted this:
I had bought the shirt for $2 but was unsure about wearing it – – I loved this comment from Alisonswhim:
Dead on! It screams Hannah Montanna – so of course it was stricken from my wardrobe. But with some minimal adjustments, it’s a super cute dress for my preschooler (who LOVES all dresses)
I just took up the shoulders and then shirred (like the Shirred Pillowcase dress – see that for more instructions) the waist by sewing with elastic thread in the bobbin. The waist was easy because I could just use the stripes as a guide, so they’re pretty straight. And remember, when sewing with elastic thread – shoot it with steam when you’re done, and the thread will magically shrink and gather even more – it’s amazing! Here’s an upclose of the shirring:
And since this shirt/dress was made on the bias and has long drapey sides, it makes for a great twirl factor!
With the extra shoulder fabric that I cut off when I brought the straps in, I rolled a few fabric flowers – every dress needs a coordinating hair accessory!
SOO cute! you are so talented!
Very cute, and I have to admit that I like this look better. I am always drawn to pieces that are a little too young for me…maybe I don’t realize how old I am (31!). Sometimes when I get home with something my teacher husband will say…”That’s what the girls are wearing at the high school.” In other words, take it back! 😉
It’s adorable! And so is she! I envy your amazing talent!!
Whew! I saw this post this morning, and when I went to bookmark it, it was gone! I’m relieved to see it back. 🙂
What a great idea! And how talented you are!Your little one is made for modeling 🙂 She is darling!
Heather at Dragonfly Designs says
Love, love, love it! And wish, wish, wish that I had a little girl! LOL Thanks for sharing!
Kassi @ Truly Lovely says
Wow! I remember that shirt, but I had NO idea that’s what this cute new dress started out as!! Very nice!
Joy @ Momma's Kinda Crafty says
That turned out adorable! I love the matching accessory too!
Very cute photos! I’m having a Shappy Apple giveaway on my blog for a Cider dress. I’d love for you to stop by if you get a chance! 🙂
Laura at Ms. Smartie Pants says
I’m thinking that is a great improvement!
so cute, that’s a great idea!
I love that shirt refashion. Great job.
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Katie @ EyeSpyDIY says
That shirt made such a cute dress! Great work!