Monday, April 2, 2007

Overall dress

I have been saving the shiny pink satin dress since winter ball 1991! I don't have a before picture of the dress, I do, but I'm in it with the biggest hair imaginable, so I ain't sharing!!!
I finally got to ripping it apart & decided that it would make an adorable dress for the princess, but how??? Then I found an old pair of overall shorts in my stash of things needing repairs. I decided to cut off the legs & make a dress. I tried it on the princess & it fits fantastically!

The bottom is from a ruffle. So it was already gathered. It is longer in back than in front, that made it too cute! The straps are also made from pieces of the second ruffle, just 2 tubes sewn on 3 sides, pressed & attached!

I had to shorten the lower pockets because they hung down too low & I snipped one taking the legs off anyways.This is the back view. When I took off the old straps it made a V in the back & would have been too far down her back (so said daddy!) so I used another piece from the dress, topped with a cuff from one of the legs (stability).I removed the pocket to do the applique, so I had to put it back on & rather than hide it I used the same zigzag stitch & embroidery thread.

Thus ends the Monday recycling sessions!!!

6 Fantastic people left feedback!:

Stephanie said...

I love this! Love to see the 1991 picture too! LOL

Alexandra said...

I've been wanting to do something like this for so long. I love the idea of recycling overalls.

Celeste said...

That is so cute!

Mommy's Getaway said...

I LOVE this idea! I have some old prom dresses....hmm..May have to get them out and see if I can recycle them for my own little princess!

Joey said...

That is very cute. . . .what a superb idea.


Summer said...

I love that! It is so cute!