Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Turn a women's sundress into a child's dress

I bought this knee-length halter-top sundress at a thrift store for 10 cents. It would have made a lovely swimsuit coverup, but it was one size too small...so out came the scissors and pins.

This was a really simple retrofit for my 5-year-old. I took in the sides first. Then I marked new armholes (using the highly sophisticated "eyeballing it" method), keeping the original back and zipper. I removed the grosgrain ribbon binding from one of the neck ties and used it to bind the new armholes and neckline. Finally, I used the other tie to make the two shoulder straps.


  1. Very cute. You do great work Rixa!

  2. I did something very similar to make my daughter's baptism dress. So cute!


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