I finally did it, I made Paige a dress! Yesterday, Paige and I started “sorting” my pile of scrap sewing material, most of which consists of clothes I no longer wear but still like and keep in hopes that I will find a use for the fabric someday. It was then that I came across a skirt I once loved and thought “I could turn this into a dress for Paige”.
Later, as I was perusing my new favourite website, Craftiness is not Optional, I came across the perfect tutorial, skirt to dress refashion. And suddenly, whilst in the midst of searching for other future sewing ideas, I decided to get out of bed at 12:30 am and start sewing! But, the more I looked at my skirt, the more I was sure I couldn’t actually refashion it so simply. Luckily, I had also come across this tutorial, pretty. easy. sundress., and thought “this is it!”.
Although the material is clearly not summer-esque, I am very happy with the results. A few minor errors that I am not going to mention (see if you can find any :), and some things I would do differently next time, but all in all a success. The only downside: she won’t fit into it until she’s about 1 year! Which, coincidently works out great as by then it will be cold and can be worn with a long sleeve shirt and tights.
See below for the skirt (after I made the first cut I remembered to take a before picture!) and the new dress :)