Hello sunshine dress (made from a skirt)
I had a skirt that I did not wear very often. I felt a bit too mature (not to say old!) to wear it. I did not like the applique, it seemed too colorful to me ... The whole skirt was too colorful... Well, it was a skirt by Smash... :-)
Well, why not to transform it for her then?!
I did not want to cut it shorter as I wanted to keep the ruffles so I decided to stitch it to a tee to make a dress. So we have looked together at her tees and have chosen this one:
1/ I cut the collar, made the bias made from the scrap and finished the neckline.
2/ I cut the elastic that was in the waist of the skirt and removed the applique. As the skirt was much larger then the tee, I cut a strip of the skirt on one of the sides and stitched it.
3/ Then I sewed the bodice (the tee) and the skirt together. It could be finished at that stage but I really wanted some embellishment on it...
4/ I made the reverse applique on the chest.
Well, here´s little explanation of the method of the reverse applique:
Draw the silhouette of your applique on the right side of the tee.
Then stitch the two layers together following your drawing. Use the short straight stitch.
5/ I made two strips of the violet fabric that I stitched to the end of the sleeves. I also found two nice buttons in the color of the tee :-)
That´s it! Do you like it? Looking forward to read your comments :-)