Last summer I bought my oldest daughter a shirt from Target for 87 cents. I bought it a size too big with the intention of her wearing it a plain shirt this summer. Well, if you know my daughter she LOVES dresses and skirts and it got me thinking…why not make this top into a dress.
Somehow all of the stars and the moon aligned for me because I got 2 yards of green knit material from my neighbor who thought she could make a shirt for herself and realized she couldn’t… (I love being the recipient of peoples botched projects- is that mean?)
I first cut the shirt to be a high waist bottom.
For the bottom piece I used the width of the material as the width of the skirt and cut to the desired length I wanted. I then sewed the selvage edges together. Then I ran two gathering stitching on the top of my skirt material. Shown below.
I pulled my thread to gather the material to the width of the shirt bottom. Sew it to the shirt bottom.
For the hem I did two stitches about 1/3” apart. From the front side it looks more like it was made by a manufacturer rather then home stitched.
Your dress is done. I decided to add some rosettes to the top of my daughter’s dress. She is big on “girl” colors and all green was not going to cut it…
Here is my cutie pie in her 87 cent (tax not included) dress!! I love it and actually she loves it too. This will be a perfect dress for her when she starts the 1st grade in three weeks (sniff, sniff).
I am sharing this here.
PS- Remember the bottom half of the shirt that I removed. Nothing goes to waste here. Come back on Wednesday to see what I made with that!!