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A Heart For Home: Quick & Easy Dress from a T-Shirt & Skirt {Finished Friday #48} Come link up you projects, too!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Quick & Easy Dress from a T-Shirt & Skirt {Finished Friday #48} Come link up you projects, too!

Link up your projects at the end of this post.

Emahry, our five year old daughter, LOVES dresses! (Yes, she loves them so much that it's worthy of capitalization and an exclamation mark.)

However, she likes her dresses long, which we love, but it makes finding dresses for her much more difficult. While it's pretty easy to find more formal dresses in the length she likes (think Christmas, Easter, and flower girl dresses) it's really hard to find everyday play dresses.

So, once again, I decided to make a dress that I knew she would love. Even better was that I had all of the materials already on hand. (And obviously I didn't even bother to iron them.)

I started with a t-shirt in her size. The shirt fit the top part of her just fine, but had become awkwardly short so it had been moved to the scrap bin. I also had this juniors x-small skirt in my stash, a Goodwill find from a couple of years ago. Finally the wide, red gross-grain ribbon sash was originally the packaging for a fleece blanket I bought at a Valentine's Day clearance sale two years ago.

It worked out that the waist of the skirt and the chest of the t-shirt were the exact same width. So I simply pinned the skirt the whole way around the shirt and sewed it on with a long stitch. Then I centered the ribbon, pinned it to the front and sewed that on, too. I decided to leave the ribbon unattached in the back so that the dress could be tied tighter now and a little looser next summer (hopefully). Once I was finished sewing I turned the dress inside out and cut off the extra length from the t-shirt.

Emahry loves the pockets...
 and the bow...
and the twirly-ness.

All in all, this project took my less than 45 minutes even while entertaining four little ones.

Today's Questions: Do you like to sew clothes for your kids? If so, we'd love to hear about your latest project. If not, why not try a super easy project like this to get you started? 
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8 Comments:

Blogger Cornerstone Confessions said...

Okay, this is cute! I've seen other t-shirt dresses but I love the pockets and added touch of the bow. Fun. Fun. I'd love to have you link this up to Titus 2 Tuesday on Cornerstone Confessions. Hope to see you there.

Kathy

July 26, 2012 at 10:09 PM  
Anonymous Kelly at Little Wonders' Days said...

This is a cute dress. Love the twirly part! Visiting from TGIF.

July 27, 2012 at 7:12 AM  
Blogger Cynthia Renee' said...

That's cute! I wish i knew how to sew.......

July 27, 2012 at 2:25 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Thank you for hosting a fantastic link party! Laura at The Ironstone Nest

July 27, 2012 at 2:59 PM  
Blogger Robyn... Pen Pals and Picture Books said...

Thanks for inviting me over to link up!

The dress you created is adorable! I LOVE that you had everything on hand. I thought I would sew clothing for my children more often than I do. It's just too easy to dress them in hand me downs :) Mostly I sew toys and costumes for them!

July 28, 2012 at 9:15 AM  
Blogger Jenni said...

So cute! :)

August 1, 2012 at 10:25 PM  
Blogger Cheerios and Lattes said...

What a cute dress! Thank you for posting on Saturday Show and Tell. I can't wait for what you'll be posting this week, hope to see you back!
-Mackenzie
http://www.cheeriosandlattes.com

August 1, 2012 at 11:11 PM  
Blogger Tulip TrueAim said...

I love the length. The material looks very comfortable. Thanks for sharing at Mom's Library!

August 7, 2012 at 4:25 PM  

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