Monday, August 24, 2009

Restyled New Dress

I went through Rachel's closet and did some inventory for the fall. I do this before every season so I will know what still works from last year and what I need to buy for this year.



I came to find out that this particular top, my I mean Rachel's favorite top is too short for her! The thing is, there is enough width, the sleeves are long enough but it is too short in the torso. There are no stains; it is in perfect condition- I wanted to do something, so she could still wear it for this fall.
Then, I came up with this;




First,I went to my beloved fabric stash and picked out three fabrics. Basically, I made a tiered skirt and attached it to the top! The weight of the skirts actually stretched the top a little, but I love the results. Rachel was excited to see the restyled new dress and started wearing it right way.

If you have a top that is too short on your little girl, showing too much tummy or back, this might be a fun solution.

19 comments:

Karens Hopes said...

You are a clever bunny,it looks great. Isnt it much more rewarding doing that kind of thing than going and buying it new. Well done.
Karen

Myriam said...

Excellente idée!Très joli!

Catherine Watts said...

What a great idea! MIght have to try that with my girls. Thanks.

Lisa said...

This is adorable on her! She feels like she has a whole new piece!

Beth said...

What a brilliant idea! She looks too cute in her boots and dress. Love it.

Kari @ Ucreate said...

Sachiko,
This is a GENIUS idea!!

SBZabriskie said...

Gorgeous! I wish I had half as much talent as you!

grace said...

What a great idea! It looks so sweet on your daughter :)

mycurlyhairdays said...

Ok, LOVE THIS! I want to do this! I think I could do this!!! I love it!!!
I miss ya lady!

CrazyOldLadies@gmail.com said...

That is the cutest! you are so very talented. Any word on those felt food patterns? ;o)

Heather said...

I LOVE this!

BJ_Mama said...

Super Cute! I love the colors together...Good Work!

Ashley @ AshleysBusy said...

that dress is so darn cute, i love it!

Mandy said...

You truly are the coolest person I know!!! That Rachel is a lucky girl!!!!!

Vintage Dutch Girl said...

That is adorable! Good idea for me to store away in the craft folder of my brain for when my daughter grows up a bit :)

marisa said...

How cute is this? I would buy that in a store for my daughter!

V and Co. said...

oh rachel is so cute and i can't beilieve how old she's getting!
love her dress!

Daffernia said...

So cute and beautiful dress for her!! She looks pretty in this. I got new style dress from Nordstrom for my 3 year old daughter..

Kristin Joy said...

What a great creative idea. That is the cutest little dress ever. I love the pink color and those floral prints on the bottom are amazing.

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