Please pardon the wrinkles! I didn't realize how bad it was until I downloaded the photos.
I found this skirt at Salvation Army for $1.50. I knew immediately that I wanted to make it into a dress for Sutton.
Black clothes are hard to come by for kids, especially little girls. Which is unfortunate because I really love black on little girls, it feels unexpected. The other day I was shopping at a kids consignment store and a woman that was perusing the racks next to me asked, "Do parents of girls ever tire of pink?" Uh, YES! I am not opposed to pink but I like variety and thankfully so does Sutton.
Utilizing the finished top of the skirt and the hem, I took in one side seam and used the leftover fabric to make straps and cap sleeves.
I really love the gathering detail at the waist.
I left the original waistline intact but after I finished I realized that I would have to cut the underarm for comfort. It was a last minute adjustment on a Saturday night but it came out okay.
I need to get back into doing refashions. They are quick and simple projects. I love the instant gratification!
They make Sutton pretty happy too!