Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Ruffle dress

My little girl is starting to grow too fast.  She is a little thing, but she has long limbs (like me).  

This shirt is getting too small.  The shirt fits around her but the arms are too short and it's a little short.  Her cute little belly hangs out when I put it on her.

It's such a great color, so I decided to turn it into a dress.  And yes she is yelling at me in the picture.... when did my sweet baby turn into a sassy toddler?
This is how I made it:
1) I took some knit fabric and cut three strips 4"x22"
2) Then I cut four strips that were 4"x45" and then made them ruffles.  I made the ruffles by sewing a straight line on the top of the fabric.  I used my longest setting (my was a 4) and then I pulled the bobbin thread to gather the fabric.
3) I pinned 3  ruffles onto the straight strips.
4) I sewed them together at the top.
5) Then I sewed the strip into a circle.
I had to sew the ruffle together separately, so it wouldn't be a part of the seam when I put them together. 
6) I then sewed the rows together.
Here are the three rows sewn together.
7) I then sewed the very last ruffle onto the skirt.
8) Next I cut the shirt.  I should have cut it 1 or 2 inches more.
9) I then sewed the skirt onto the shirt.
And now her cute shirt is a cute dress
And here is my little sassy girl modeling it for me.  She would not smile, all I got was tongue....
Or yelling.... silly girl!



Kelley @ said...

Awww.. shes adorable! The dress is perfect too :)

The Fischer Family said...

Really cute Kaysi! Too bad it's another boy for me! Lol! We are now tied 3-1, just in opposite order!! Lol

Maureen Hayes said...

Adorable dress and great idea to be able to recycle the top! Your daughter is so stinking cute I can't stand it! She looks so sweet in that dress n I love the pictures with her little tongue striking out, too cute!

Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

How adorable! What a great idea!

Lori Stokes Wright said...

What an adorable little girl! Super cute outfit, too. Found at Weekend Wander.

Jazzie said...

The little girl is so adorable as well as the ruffle dress, I purchase a georgette fabric to make a dress for my little girl I think this pattern would be great.