Today I’m participating in Melly Sews 30 days of Sundresses
and since we love dresses…I HAD to participate!
I have this daughter…
she is very tom boy. But the girliest tom boy ever. She will want to ride on a motorcycle as fast as you dare go…while wearing an Elsa dress. (do you know the type?)
So I wanted to make her a dress that looks cute…totally girly. But she can move and shake in.My ONE craft store is seriously lacking on knits. I can get the basic colors of the rainbow…but no funky colors. So I instead buy and hoard giant t-shirts (and they are cheap!) I added some striped knit I had on hand…but it’s totally a great scrap buster because it only uses a little bit.
I layed out a tank top that fit my daughter. I didn’t stretch it out or anything since I would be adding 2-4 inches on each side. I even lined it up so the bottom of the shirt was the bottom of the dress so I didn’t have hem it!Then sewed on the sides. I love using this fold over elastic (it’s made for babies…but I love the colors and patterns they have!you can get it here
It looks totally wonky when pinned on…but you can see on the pocket it totally sews on smooth! I love the fun bright colors–she loves that she can move and play in it.
Love the dress! The colors are fabulous.
I love fold over elastic! I can never get it flat like you did. Do you stretch it when pinning/sewing? Or not stretch it?
marissa | rae gun ramblings says
i love this so much i want one just like it
Very cute! My daughter is a lot like that, too. =)