A couple of months ago, my sister was giving away some of my nieces clothes. Elizabeth is now 12, so had a tub full of clothes that were size 10. In the tub was one of my favorite dresses that she used to wear. I LOVED the print of the fabric with its pink and green flowers and navy background and knew I had to rescue it to make it something else.
So I asked if I could have it….
I could envision making something to wear to country concerts with the lace and floral print.
This weekend I finally got to work on it!
I found an easy tutorial on the Southern Institute Blog that looked like something I could do. I like to sew, but don’t have a lot of patience. Easy, quick projects are perfect for me!
I wanted to find a white tank to sew on, but the only colors Target had was a faded lime green and this blue color. I went with the blue and purchased it for $3.oo. (all summer clothes are on clearance).
I then cut off the top of the dress and also the lace panel that went down the middle.
This would have been fine to stop here, but I wanted to sew the Target tank into the skirt to make it a dress.
With the tank top right side out and upside down, I put it down into the top of the skirt that is right sides together (so inside out). I did match up the side seams of the shirt and the skirt and pinned in place.
Ta Da! and there you have it! I’m afraid my niece is going to want it back! Perfect little dress to wear to a country concert…(we do have Florida Georgia Line, Cole Swindle and Eric Church coming up…)
I tried it on to make sure it fit and looked cute with my boots!