Sunday, March 27, 2011

Circle skirt dresses

     I do believe I might have just found a dress easier to make than a pillowcase dress! The other day while meandering through Walmart, I saw they had some long sleeve children's shirts on sale for a dollar each. I picked up a pink one and a green one, thinking I could alter them to be useful for summer.

     I chopped the sleeves off.

     For the green one I ruched the sleeves and then hemmed them.

     I just sewed one line of elastic thread around the edges of the pink one.

     Then I trimmed off a few inches off the bottom of the shirt and sewed on a circle skirt. Made has an excellent tutorial for circle skirts if you need help with that. They are just perfect for little girls who love to run and twirl.

      Add a tie around the waist and its all done! I didn't sew the ties on these ones, but that may change if the little lady can't keep them on.

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  1. What an awesome idea! I bought a bunch of these shirts last winter, for $3, and they still fit. I have been shortening the sleeves for summer, now I think I'll have to turn a couple into dresses. Thanks so much for sharing!!

  2. Cute! I love circle skirts!!!! My daughter would love it made into a dress!

  3. That is such a great idea. I want to make one for myself!

  4. That is a fantastic way to use those $1 shirts. I hadn't thought of that! Visiting from The Tea Room.
    ~ Kimberlee at The Spunky Diva 
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  5. What a great idea!! I bought that green shirt, so thanks for the idea!

  6. Oh I love the sleeves.