May 28, 2010

Cherry Skirt Refashion

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!! 
Tension gathered the fabric used for the ruffle and sewed in on the bottom.


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....

I had to wait for my daughter to wake up before I could finish the straps

So I played around with some different ways of putting on the straps.
This would be cute with some cherry buttons or something like that.
Well this is how it turned out. I love it!
She loves it too! 
Which makes it even better! 


anne maskell said...

Your daughter looks adorable in it!

Jo - To a Pretty Life said...

That is adorable! I love how the skirt's waistband makes a little bodice on the dress.

Sachiko said...

Great refashin project, and your little girl looks so cute!
Thank you for sharing!

Terri said...

Love it! Very awesome upcycle!

Andrea @ said...

Great refashion!! It is so cute. So is she :)

Megan said...

So sweet and simple! I the cherry fabric and the fact that it's a refashion makes it even better. Thanks for sharing!

Stevie said...

You're amazing! Learning how to sew is on my to-do list and I hope I'm as good as you someday :)

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