Green, green dress.  

  

My oldest daughter is in need of some spring/summer clothes. I am a firm believer in letting a child choose their own style. When I asked her what she wanted, to no surprise, I was told maxi-sundresses… Lots of them. 

Cute, inexpensive, modest, sun dresses can be hard to find for a girl her age, so I knew that meant more work for mommy. 

We went to a local thrift store and she picked out this green skirt for $3.99. 

  

  Usually, I would have taken half of the bottom ruffle off, but she begged me to keep it long. The skirt was a women’s Large, so it was much wider than we needed.  

 

So, I cut about 10 inches off the width of the dress.  

That left me very limited with fabric to built a top part of the dress.   

I needed to use the largest piece for the sleeves, so I had to construct the bodice with a lot of little pieces.  

But when it was all done as planned it looked too, “all one color”. It really needed something to break up all the green. So I added some eyelet lace and made a little rosett.  

 

Though it was a little longer than I would have liked, she is in love with it and that is what is important.    

 

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3 Responses to Green, green dress.  

  1. Carol says:

    Thoroughly talented woman!!!!!

  2. Kersten says:

    I’m curious, how do you do your sleeves?

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