Sunday, January 13, 2013

Big girl dress to little girl dress


Cute huh?


This project started when I saw this dress at the SA store for $2.  I knew could make a cute little girl dress from it like I did here.  I found a $1 short sleeved white top at WalMart…


I cut the top off about 1.5 inches below the armpit…


and cut off the dress above one of the ruffles so there was room for a seam. 


Then I turned the top so the right sides were together, and stretched the dress to fit the top.  I used my serger but you could use a regular machine as long as you used a stretch stitch.  That’s all there is to it!  The hardest part is finding the ruffle dress or top to make a little dress from.  The ruffle fabric is so expensive!  I can’t wait to see my niece in the dress!


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Jill said...

Gorgeous dress Ellen! I love the ruffle fabric.

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

~ Darlene said...

Cute idea!! Thanks for sharing!

Found you at The Weekly Creative!


Rachel (I Love My Disorganized Life) said...

I am loving this dress. I am itching to make up-cycled clothes for my grand babies

Shannon Barefoot said...

This is really creative!...and adorable. Thanks for sharing it at The Weekly Creative.

Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

Schulz Family said...

I am so into recycling and upcycling. I love love what you have done. I am visiting from Sew Darn Crafty but also follow Sewing Barefoot

sew sweet vintage said...

Great up cycle. I saw a ruffle dress at he goodwill this week i could do this with!! Pinned:) New follower. Follow me back

Stephanie Pass said...

That is super cute! Don't you just love it when you can upcycle something so adorable?

How to Nest for Less said...

Super cute!!

Kimberli B. said...

Love this idea! I am totally going to do it with my little girl! fun Blog! I really enjoy it!
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Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

Cute idea! It turned out well!

Susie @bowdabra said...

Thanks for linking up such a awesome and inspirational project! Come stop by again this week and link up another project here:!

Have a good week!

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