Anybody else have a really muggy forecast ahead this weekend? We do, and it kind of makes me want to cry since we have yet to install our window air conditioning unit. But fear not, because this sudden heat wave has inspired me to make some easy-breezy clothes for our little ones, which means a new post!
I’ve had this shirt for a long time. It didn’t fit me when I bought, it doesn’t fit me now. Not sure why I waisted my money on it. It’s too wide and too short, all of which are big no-no’s for me. It doesn’t even work with the too wide/too short fashion that’s happening now. It’s just awkward. But I really love the color!
It’s reading kind of weird on my computer but it’s a really bold purple stripe with soft white and pink stripes between. Maybe that’s why I bought it? Maybe I thought the color would make up for the poor cut? Who knows…
Anyways, I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to use its wonderful color and airy fabric to make a dress for Sophie. So I chopped the bottom off under the armpits. Cut strips from the arms removed the pocket (and I didn’t sew it back on! Le sigh. Sometimes pockets just aren’t necessary) and added a few extra buttons, some elastic and voila! I had a completely new dress!
Sophie is all into speaking in third person right now, I quote ” Ooo, the Sophie like.” What a goofball.
I had a stash of buttons that I used for the front two, and then to close the back completely, I cut one of those extra buttons on the bottom of the shirt. So really, this was a free dress. Win!
I criss crossed the back so that the straps didn’t fall off her shoulders, and all the bottons from the front are now in the back. I took me about an hour to sew this because again, all the seams were already sewn for me. Refashioning is probably some of the easiest sewing you can do.