Saturday, April 23, 2011

Skirt to Dress Redo for Bronwyn

I found a skirt in my closet, sitting on the floor . . . Tara didn't wear it and it didn't fit me anymore.  I was the one who got it one time long ago . . . So I took it and decided I was going to make a dress for Bronwyn out of it.

First I was practicing, trying to make a top, using other dress tops as patterns, but seeing as I've never sewed any tops before, I didn't really know how they were made . . . so then mom helped me find a pattern to use for the top and I made another practice one to see if it would fit right . . .it did, so then I made the top.

For the skirt, I cut off the elastic waistband, and then gathered the skirt at the top to fit the size of the top; I sewed those together to get a dress . . .but the dress needed something else, so I took a piece of the eyelet fabric I used on the top and made a ruffled sash thing at the waist and sewed it on.  Under the ruffled sash was the drawstring from the skirt, so I could have a tie in the back of the dress.

I photographed Bronwyn this morning in the dress I made her.  It was pretty fun . . . sorry for all the shadows and not very great quality photos . . . anyways, this is going to end up being her Easter dress because Mom didn't end up getting her one this year and I was planning on making this dress, so we decided it could be her Easter dress:)

Hope you are all having a wonderful day because it's so beautiful . . . blue sky, warm  . . .


Out in the Fields said...

Great work! It looks so pretty on her and your pics are fine:)

bakersdozen said...

Good job! And looks like she likes to pose for you:)

Christina @ The Tattered Tag said...

Hi Aimee~

Supe cute {Bronwyn} and the dress is pretty nifty too! :) Thanks for linking to my K.I.S.S. blog bash last week, looking forward to seeing what you share this week.

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Kaia said...

Looks like she's quite the willing little poser, huh?! Cute dress :)

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

How pretty!! Love it! Thanks for auditioning for OMTWI!!