This was one of my favorite kids dresses that I’ve ever made. It reminded me so much of Odd Molly ‘s line. I started with this vintage shirt that I got for $1.00 at the thrift store. I saw lots of hidden potential in it.
To make the bodice top I cut a simple front piece and a back piece from the back of the shirt. Keep in mind where the embroidery lays so you can center it accordingly.
Cut the back piece down the middle and attach the two sides to the front.
Make a lining piece and do the exact same thing.
Attach the lining to the bodice top sewing all the way around the top of it. Don’t sew the back closure part yet. After turning right side out and ironing, here’s what you’ll have:
Now slightly gather another piece of fabric, your desired length, and attach to the bodice.
One thing I did was sew in a piece of bias tape to give it a nice extra detail.
Then I sewed on an additional gathered piece along the bottom.
At this point, I added straps.
Then for the back, I added buttons and loops and closed the back seam.
Close the back seam up.
Hem the bottom and you’re good to go!
Now, we were having a little Easter melt down. I know this picture doesn’t scream. “Make me. I’m a fun dress!”. Quite the contrary. But what are you going to do? Candy bribes don’t work because they’ve already had so much candy to eat, hence the meltdown. You get it, don’t you?
But aren’t the colors just lovely? It has such a European flair to it.
I hope you all had a beautiful Easter!
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