My daughter is tiny. She's gonna turn 4 in August and weighs around 26lbs (I think). Her waste is 19", which not so very shockingly, is the same waste measurement of my other daughter, (black lips from yesterday) who is 20 months old. So, I have made yet another dress for this little missy because it is difficult to find clothes that fit her well.
A while back, I was browsing through the tutorials at Make it--Love it, and found a great repurposing tutorial. You take an old t-shirt (child's size that already fits the child) that may or may not have a rip, stain, or something else that has ruined said shirt...and turn it into a dress.
Enter the t-shirt dress
I did not have a ruined shirt on hand because I had thrifted them all as I find them :( So, I was at Walmart one day and found this t-shirt for cheap.
I messed up in the fabric cutting and made the skirt part a bit shorter than I had wanted, so to compensate for that mishap, I started the skirt part at more the natural waste area as opposed to an empire waste which is what Make it--Love it did. I love the skirt fabric!!
**doncha love the snow boots? Last night we told her to go put on her shoes so we could take a walk. These are what she had one when she arrived at the door**
The sash also really makes this dress. Without it, it would be a bit frumpy, and too big. Which is what we're trying to avoid here! When the sash is tied, it cinches in the waste, and you can't even tell because there are so many pleates. So, what have you been working on this week? I've got something in the works for myself, so come back in a few days to see what that is :)