Apr 30, 2009

One Skirt = Three Little Dresses

Now that I am an upcycler/recycler extraordinare, I don't see ready-made clothing as something to buy and wear. Oh no, they are just pieces of fabric. Designer fabrics that can't be purchased at my local fabric store. Fabrics just waiting to be fashioned into something smashingly cute.
Take a look at this skirt. When I saw it at my favorite store, my brain was telling me, "This is not just a BIG skirt - It is a skirt with a LOT of fabric for only $8.00."

Maybe with some clever folding, cutting and sewing, I could make a few of these little dresses:

You can do it too!!
From the waistband to hem, fold the skirt into thirds.

Then, from the waistband to hem, fold all the layers of the skirt in half.

Cut out a size 12-18 month 'swing' dress pattern.

It makes three of these:

11 comments:

Gina said...

Okay- this is absolutely genious! Of course, the fact that you have 3 granddaughters about that size probably helped a little!

melbel said...

Impressive! You are so beautifully crafty. Thanks for sharing the knowledge on all your creative ideas!

Megan said...

Those are so darling! It's so bright and colorful! I'm gonna try this. Hopefully it will turn out semi close to your cute ones.

Erika said...

I'm loving all of these sewing projects. Now I just need to get my act together and try one of them. I love machine quilting, but I'm basically intimidated to do anything else that involves my sewing machine.

Brittany said...

So cute! You are really creative. Will you do a tutorial on the dress you helped me make?

Lelani said...

I'm blown away by how cute these turned out! Kind of wish my girls were little again ...

Brooke said...

Those are so cute! I like the other sewing projects you've done as well.

Leslie said...

another great idea joyce!!

sheriee staub said...

Joyce: Hayley reads your blog and you are making me look really untalented:) These are truly adorable, and how smart of you.
Sheriee

Bill said...

Joyce, Your sewing skills in high school were quite amazing, but look at you now! I would love to chat with you! Remember me? Patti Moore Cyr
fireman4@roadrunner.com

Chelsea said...

Aunt Joyce this is the first time I've seen your blog! You are amazing!!!!!!! WOW! I admired all your skills and talents. So inspiring! I love you and miss you!