Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Repurposed Skirt turned Toddler Dress

I found a pretty skirt at a thrift store and thought it would make a cute halter dress for my daughter.

It started out as a sort of broom skirt with smocking at the top. Hmmm, maybe it was a strapless sundress?? Hey....that would have been cute on me! Oh well too late now. Besides, it's much cuter on my model!

It was so easy to make anyone can do this even if you don't know how to sew. You can use hemming tape instead of thread.
Want a tutorial?
1) cut out section of skirt in desired length
2) hem sides
3) cut strips of excess fabric for the straps and sew them to the underside at the top (sorry no pic)
4) have cutie patootie daughter model it for you next to the fence in 100 degree temps
5) bribe model by giving her your bracelets so she will let you take lots of pics (most important!)

I'm linking up to Trash To Treasure Tuesday. My first linky, hope I can do this right!!!

Peace out,


  1. At our St. Vincent de Paul shop, I bought a pretty white camisole that's too small for me, and think I will do something like this for my youngest niece. You did a fabulous job!
    Big "wave" from Old Cape Cop,
    Jude from
    dolcecapecod dot
    Visiting from Reinvented

  2. What a sweet little dress. I love making things for my kids out of my husband and my old clothes.

    Thanks for linking to Transform Tuesday! I can't wait to see what you link up next.

    p.s. I love your gallery wall.

  3. That is so cute!!

    And thanks so much for your comment on my shutters! Glad I can inspire you to do the same with yours! And yes, I would love to see them when you are done so please share! :)