I have been hunting Ebay for summer sundresses for the dolls. Before I made a decision I found this girls skirt at the thrift store. I loved the fabric and the smocking was the perfect width, so I thought I would make some sundresses for cheap!
Girls skirt from thrift store - $2.00.
I particularly liked that this smocking was narrow.
I loved the pattern on the fabric.
I cut the skirt in 2 at the side seams.
This will make 2 dresses.
At this point I gave the 2 pieces a good pressing with the iron.
There was a spot of ink on the front of one piece.
This I will use for a short sundress.
So, I cut off the green trim to use for straps.
One seam down the back.
Add the straps.
One long sundress!
I trimmed the 2nd piece of skirt to 6 inches.
Hemmed and added straps from leftover skirt scraps.
These straps will tie at the neck.
I had this rose bric-a-brac and liked how it looked
on the top, so I hand stitched it on.
AND HERE THEY ARE!!!
Julie is wearing a bandanna headband made from leftover
fabric, Jess is wearing the short sundress with ribbon-rose trim,
and Emma is wearing the long sundress.
OH! and Jess is wearing these handmade crochet sandals made by Grandma!
Thanks for looking!