First, I reworked the yellow skirt for the dress and accented it with pieces from the polka dot skirt. It was pretty easy to do. I just had my daughter try on the skirt and pull it up under her arms. Then I pinned the dress on the sides to make it fit. It already had a button and zipper. Then I sewed up the sides where the pins were. I hemmed it to a length comfortable for her.
I made the straps with leftover yellow fabric from the skirt and covered them with the polka dot fabric. I sewed those on the top. Then I made a belt with fabric from the polka dot skirt. I sewed the belt to the yellow skirt on each side so the dress wouldn't move around much while she played in it.
I LOVE how it turned out! My daughter wore this to the Mother's Day Tea at school and she looked so cute! (Of course, she looks cute no matter what she wears.) =) This dress only cost $1.10. YAY!
PS- I also made that bow on her headband. ;)
I also made this dress. I used to same format. I thought it turned out pretty good.
The blue dress cost $2.
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