Thursday, April 5, 2012

Thrifty Thursday: Girl's skirt to child's dress

When I saw this little skirt at my local thrift store, I couldn't believe how cute it was, and I immediately knew what I wanted to do with it. And now I want to show you what I did.

Isn't it just gorgeous? I love the ice-cream layers with the cherries-on-the-top red stripes. 

I have a favorite bodice that would work just perfectly for what I wanted to do,
so I folded the skirt in half lengthwise and pinned the bodice to it. I knew I wanted the bodice to end at the first red stripe, so I positioned it where the armholes would be above that.

 Cut out and ready to sew.

 Sew the shoulders—the only seams I had to sew!

 Make a little rolled hem to finish the armholes and neck and...
 ...there you have it! Loose like this or...

...with a sash that took me almost as long to make as the dress. Total time involved including the sash, 35 minutes.

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