Friday, May 14, 2010

Turn a woman's skirt into a little girl's dress

I found this skirt at the thrift store and I loved the fabric. Cute little beach balls all over it. Since it didn't fit me I decided I would make my little girl a dress from it.

I first measured the width across my little girls chest and then cut off the excess fabric from the sides. The skirt buttoned up on the side, so I repositioned the buttons to the middle before I cut so the dress will be able to button up the back.

Then with the right sides pinned together I sewed up each side.

So now it still looks like a skirt, just smaller.

I took the left over fabric I cut off earlier and cut two strips. Then folded both sides in middle and then over again.

I then sewed up both side of the straps and attached them to the dress. Then you're done!

I added a few buttons to the front. I really like the way it turned out. She is all ready for the Summer!! Isn't she cute!!


  1. Wonderful idea! Darling dress and darling baby too!

  2. So cute! I love this idea, so simple and effective! It's now firmly on my to-do list..

  3. I have a similar skirt in my stash, still trying to figure out what to do. Thanks for the superb idea.

  4. I just saw your blog featured on another blog. Love this tutorial! Can't wait to try it out. Thanks! And I look forward to looking through your other stuff.

  5. Love this! Want to make a couple of these for 2 youngest granddaughters. Thanks for sharing. Carolyn