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.