Re-Purposing: Girl’s Dress
Ready for a new re-purposing project? I grabbed a too short knit shirt of mine that I used to wear with a linen skirt of mine.
And combined the two….to create a new little creation for this little Miss.
Wowza…...such a big girl!
Can you believe that was my old knit shirt? Thanks to the GAP for creating a shirt that will now last through the two of us.
I constructed the top half of the dress, just like the sweater dress here. I used this blue shirt on top as a guide for how wide to make it and the size of the neck hole.
**Next I folded down the top of the material a 1/4 inch and then another 1/4 inch and hemmed it in place.
Then I folded the material every few inches or so to create pleats, and pinned it into place. I had to adjust a few times to make the width of this material the same width as the bottom of the black material.
Then I pressed the pleats nice and flat. Next, I attached this section to the bottom of the black material by laying it right on top. Then I sewed a seam about 1/4 of an inch down (maybe a 1/3 of an inch) from the top of the pleated section. And then another seam a 1/4 inch below that, to make it nice and secured to the dress.
Whew, all done.