June 2, 2012

Dress to Skirt - Hand-me-UP refashion

keeping on with some refashion ideas.....  Normally my older daughter passes along hand-me-downs to her younger sister.  Well this quick project was fun because it meant that my younger daughter passed along a hand-me-up....

Talk about odd coincidence - - that picture was taken on May 10th, 2012 (that shows you that I really do get projects done, but sometimes it takes me a while to blog about them) and these pictures below were taken May 10th, 2010....

Doesn't she look so little?!?  Anyways, I made that dress for my little girl a couple of years ago, but now it's too short for her (she's headed to summer school Kindergarten on Monday - growing up!).  She had it in the giveaway pile, but I thought it was a bummer that I sewed something, actually using designer fabric, and it was already on it's way out.

Then I got to thinking it'd make a cute skirt.... so I tried it on my older daughter - and it fit perfect!!  This was such a simple refashion - all I did was unpick the seam that held the straps on - it took less than a couple of minutes.  I thought it was perfect how the gathered top of the dress made it into a paper bag skirt. We tied the bow on the side instead of in the back for a little more interest:

She requested that I take her picture in a tree - so here ya go, the skirt that was handed up from her little sister's old dress....
So hopefully I've helped you think outside the box a little when getting rid of too small dresses.....

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8 Fabulous Comments:

Looks adorable! Great idea!

The dress is super cute, but all I can think of is that your oldest daughter looks so much like her older brother! :)

I think it makes a cuter skirt than dress. (and the dress was pretty cute!)

I like it much more as a skirt! Good choice! ;)

Wow! that is way cute! Even better as a skirt.

What a cute skirt! I like the ruffle part at the top

Its so cute as a skirt!!! Re-purposing something that you made your little one to the older one is like re-fashion genius!!

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