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!