Dress --> Tee + Toddler SkirtDifficulty: Easy
Time: ~1 hr
- Existing dress
- Elastic for waistband
- Optional - serger, twin needle
What I did:
1.) Try on your dress and mark how long you'd like your shirt to be. Add on ~1" to allow for hemming.
2.) Cut your dress at your desired length (marked in Step 1).
3.) Skirt - We'll start with the elastic waistband. To join your elastic ends together, I typically sew and backstitch 2 rows of zigzags.
ALTERNATIVELY, for regular sewing machines, fold the waist over the elastic band to create a casing and stitch along the bottom. To prevent elastic flipping, you can stitch / backstitch / stitch with matching thread along the side seams to hold it in place. I usually go 3 forward, 3 back, and 3 forward to secure. Go ahead and skip to Step 8.
5.) Fold the elastic waist over into the skirt interior. Add a few pins to keep it in place.
7.) Finished skirt:
8.) For the top, all you have to do is hem it! I folded the hem inwards and then used a twin needle and navy blue thread to sew along the navy stripe.
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