While going through my closets, I found several shirts that weren't in the regular rotation. One is this lovely natural linen blouse that a friend had given to me. I love the fabric. The buttons. But it didn't look quite right on me. I also had this sleeveless maternity shirt. It was something I found on clearance 6 years ago for under $2. I love the fabric. The fit is good...but I can't help but feel like a picnic table every time I wear it.
What to do? What to do?
Then it hit me. I'll cut them apart, and make them into dresses for my girl.
So, in my usual style, I started cutting. I cut away everything that wasn't a dress:
Finished the edges around the shoulders, sewed up the sides, which was all it took to get this:
Did the same with the picnic wear:
I snazzed this one up a little with extra edging around it all, added a button, and sewed up the v-neck a bit, and that's all it took.
I'm hoping to find more inspiration soon. That sewing machine and I are getting along really swell lately. I'm feeling some projects coming for Handmade Christmas 2008.