February 19, 2010

From Teeny-Bopper to Sassy-Classy

So, you've seen a lot of these little teeny-bopper dresses around lately? I think they are really cute, but I don't do sleeveless or miniskirts these days. I'm not Miley Cyrus - I'm a mom. So, I wanted to find a way to make a more modest (but still fun) dress to wear.
Here's mine. The recipe? Pretty simple. I'm not an expert seamstress (just a wanna-be). I took an old shirt I had that had shrunk to become too wide and too short (a constant problem) and I cut it off. I went to the fabric store and bought a remnant for $1.99. I laid out a dress I have that fits me and cut out the a-line shape. I sewed it on and added a chunky belt and TADAHH!
While the dress is a flattering look, it doesn't promise to make you any tanner. Yikes, can you tell it's winter? (Though I don't look much better in the summer!)
Feel free to comment with questions. I will take more in depth pictures next time.


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