Blog about clothes makeovers that is. I've done quite a bit of it lately and don't have any photos to show for it. Naughty me. So here's a fresh start -
A nice little op shop (thrift) find. An older girls' hipster skirt in little girls' colours. I knew I'd regret it if I didn't fork out the $2, and felt confident I could convert it into a dress for my girl (I had already taken out the side zip when I took this photo).
I thought I could do enough shirring on the yoke to bring it down to size enough but I think there was too much bulk, and I didn't want to start cutting bits out of it to make the shirring work. It needed to be simple. Luckily the skirt was lined, which meant I could sew a few parallel lines of stitching and thread hat elastic through. Easy peasy, and has also given it a lovely fulness. Sorry it's not the best photo, we've had a dull rainy day here today and this was the only photo where she kept still. Although I do like this photo as well -
She's a very busy girl you know......
Oh and that footstool she's leaning against. That's on the makeover list too.