June 2, 2012
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....
About the Author
Mandy is a Craft Blogger who enjoys all things DIY - she feels that if she can do something, you can too, and provides tutorials to help you along the way. She enjoys being a mom to 4 awesome kiddos and blogs from the Kansas City area. Please add her Google profile to your circles. You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter.