Months ago I came across the most ingenious sewing project. It lit a little light bulb in my head as I realized all the possibilities. This weekend I finally got around to making it happen.
The idea is to take a perfectly fine little girl's dress that has gotten a little too small . . . . .
and stretch it's life by turning it into a skirt . . . .
Basically, you can take any empire waisted dress that has some gathering, cut off the top (I cut it right at the seam), sew a casing and add elastic. Wah-la! It's a new skirt! This was perfect because I still loved the dress, the colors, and the stripes. The bodice, though, had gotten a little too tight on this girl. Now we can enjoy this skirt for quite a while to come.