Friday, November 11, 2011

Blogoversary Party! {Day TWO} Polkadots on Parade: Guest Post!



Welcome to day two of my Blogoversary Celebration...

Today I'd like you to meet Jaime, who is not only creative,
she is also a great inspiration!

Jaime's blog Polkadots on Parade is also one of my Lovely Blogoversary Sponsors.
Be sure to head over for a visit! 
You'll  glad you did...

Hi friends!
I'm Jaime from Polkadots on Parade!
I love creating beautiful things for my family and friends!
Today I'd like to share a skirt refashion I did for my daughter!

I've been so inspired by all the refashioning going on in blogland. So fun!! After I made this skirt for my daughter and brainstormed it into a dress instead, I got to thinking...


 When I was at our local consignment store I found this skirt.
It's an XL in girls, but it was so super cute! I thought why not?!?

 For the shoulder straps, I measured for my daughter's shoulders and cut two strips of coordinating fabric 11 inches by 4 inches.

 I sewed each one right sides together, leaving the bottom open.

 I turned them, sewed closed the bottom, and top stitched all the way around the edges.


 I put the dress on my daughter and pinned on the straps.


 Then I hand stitched the straps on the inside at the base and an inch higher too for added strength and stability.


 I decided it would be fun to dress it up a little with a flower!
I cut 2 strips of fabric and sewed down one edge with a long gathering stitch.


 Then I pulled the thread and gathered it up tight and sewed the edges closed.


 I stitched one on top of the other and then attached the flower to the dress with a big button! Cute!!

 Of course, she couldn't have a new dress without matching hair bows. I use these instructions: https://www.theribbonretreat.com/custom/modules/FreeProjects/PDFHowtoMakeKorkerRibbonandBows.pdf


 Even better than I imagined!


Perfect for twirling!! 

I am no longer limited by sizes!!
I'll just make it work and make it cute!!
Have fun!!

Thanks for having me today Rochelle!
Congratulations on your blogiversary!!

Come visit me!


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