Here is the original shirt.
Then I cut the sleeves off the top piece and measured and cut the sleeves for the dress and attached them. A little elastic at the neck and it was done.
I also took some brown lace and made a sassy little belt. Added a little button to it for flavor...or aka Chrissy Couture.
The ruffle fabric was different to work with. I had never used it before. I kept having to make sure I wasn't catching the ruffle in my machine... so that was a little tedious. I even whipped up a little matching bow by swirling a piece of the ruffle fabric in a circle and glued it to a piece of felt. Button center. Wal-lah.
Now to try it on the model.
This was one of the first pics because I couldn't get her to stand up. But she looked so darn cute, I couldn't help myself but share.
That's a little better.....uh oh.... we tend to make things a little short. I'm working on that...but it looks like a pair of leggings will be joining this look.
Especially when she likes to show leg so much! (some would say like her momma, but I will plead the 5th on that one;) haha. :)
Close up of the belt and dress....
It overall wasn't too difficult. It sure beats paying for a yard or so of ruffle fabric. And since it was already a shirt, I didn't have to hem and one side was already done. Just a little elastic neck and re-attaching sleeves.
I am pretty obsessed with how cute it turned out. What do you think?
Stay Calm....and Ruffle it up....