Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Dress to Child's Skirt {mini Tutorial}


I love making things for my kids!  It's not often that I sew things for Hannah, but I was feeling a little crafty and decided to try my hand at making her a skirt out of an old dress I had. 

She loved it. 
  It only took me about 20 minutes to complete! Which is my kind of sewing! :)




This is a "mini" tutorial because I honestly am horrible at explaining how to sew things!

Disclamier: I am not a sewer. 
I don't use technical terms at all.  
I just hope you can understand it. :)


This is the dress I started out with.  I loved this dress, but it was a little too short for me and I was just going to get rid of it, but I decided that I could make it into a skirt for Hannah! 


Step 1: Cut the top off and measure the the length and width to fit your child.  I made sure I left the bottom alone so that I didn't have to hem it.  I only cut down the middle to make it the size that I needed it. 

Step 2:  After you have cut it to the size you need, sew the sides together and also hem the top to fit, but leave a little opening so that you can string your drawstring through.

Step 4:  I used the straps and some elastic to make the band in the skirt.  

After you have your drawstring sewn together, string it through the skirt and sew it shut. 

Doesn't she have the cutest little backside! 




Now, we can't forget about my little man.  With some of the leftover dress I made him a tie onesie to match his sister. 

Love the face Charlie is pulling in this picture! 

So easy, and it didn't cost me a dime! 


6 comments:

Anonymous said...

So cute Linds!
Katie

nettie said...

I so love this .....they are so cute....;o)

Belle said...

Great idea for the skirt and your daughter looks so cute in it. I've never seen a tie onesie but he sure looks good in it. What a sweetie.

Cass said...

For not being a "sewer" you are pretty darn good! Cute creations!

Celeste said...

Now I know what to do with a dress I was about to throw away! And my niece will be thrilled...she's only 6, but she LOVES clothes! :) Thanks!

I {heart} Nap Time said...

This is so cute! Your kids are adorable! xo