Monday, October 8, 2012
Too Small Dress Makeover and Decorating a Plain Shirt
Isn't she cute? She loves wearing fancy clothes!
She was given this beautiful church dress, but it was much too small already! I think it was a size 4, which still fits her around the waist, but it was much too short for her. It was meant to be an empire waist dress. Here's what I did: I cut the dress right under the arms, leaving 3-4 inches of black velvet. I zig zag stitched around the raw edge, then folded the velvet in half and sewed a straight stitch, leaving a couple inches open. This became the casing for a piece of 1/2 inch elastic. I thread the elastic in, sewed the seam up, and it was finished. Quick and easy!
I just happened to have some cream colored rosebuds in my stash that made a nice addition to a boring black shirt. Rebekah told me how she wanted them sewn onto the shirt, then she was so excited to wear it!