I had completely forgot about this refashion. I love it so much though. And so does my daughter! This dress is the only thing she wants to wear to church on Sunday.
Here's the skirt. Simple, cute fabric, it just wasn't quite long enough for me to be comfortable.
So I measured her around the chest and figured out how much I needed to take out. I wanted to keep the zipper in place and try to keep as much fabric together in a big piece. So I cut out 1 side seam and a little extra. I can't remember how much I needed to cut out, but her chest is about 20".
I cut up the extra piece I just cut out into about a 5"-6" length and the bottom of the skirt too. This needs to be about double the actually skirt length.
Ruffles, of course!!
I actually made it too long, I realized this after the ruffle was already sewn on, so I just cut the skirt about
2 inches above the ruffle and cut out a little section. I didn't like the seam so I covered it with grosgrain ribbon.
For the straps I just used more grosgrain ribbon, I heat sealed the edge, but I still wanted to make sure they wouldn't fray. So I sewed them on like so....
She loves it too!
Which makes it even better!