Easiest. Dress. Ever.

Okay, maybe not the easiest dress ever since my sewing machine wasn’t cooperating with my overcast foot. I wanted to finish the hem of the skirt a little nicer than raw edge and couldn’t find matching serger thread (and who wants to re-thread a serger anyway?).  I “made it work” and it’s finished now.

All Arden wants to wear lately are dresses.  I made several of them during the sew along for the last season of Project Run & Play, but a couple of those are special occasion and others aren’t “twirly” enough to make it into regular rotation.  So when I found a couple of long sleeve shirts on major clearance (another 30% off the price marked), I snapped them up and planned for some refashioning.

A little metallic pewter fabric paint for a faux collar and a simple circle skirt out of shimmery silver dancewear fabric and you’ve got yourself a dress in no time flat.  I used a stretch stitch to attach the skirt right along the stitching on the factory hem of the shirt.

Twirly?  Check.

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9 Responses to Easiest. Dress. Ever.

  1. Mel@Mellywood's Mansion April 16, 2013 at 10:04 AM #

    That’s adorable I live the collar detail, what a sweet dress

  2. MaterialGirlQuilts April 16, 2013 at 12:13 PM #

    Super cute! Great idea.

  3. Vanessa@Designs By Sessa April 16, 2013 at 2:01 PM #

    Awesome! If I ever have a girl, then I totally want to try this!

  4. HandJ Cobb April 16, 2013 at 4:11 PM #

    So cute! I love the collar, you made this amazing!


  5. ipatchandquilt April 17, 2013 at 11:50 AM #

    Great idea, and so quick!

  6. Barbara April 17, 2013 at 3:49 PM #

    She looks utterly and completely happy! Adorable dress! My daughter is very disappointed these days when she has to wear pants or her skirts don’t twirl enough… she would be thrilled with this.

    Super cute!

  7. Mandy Beyeler April 17, 2013 at 9:56 PM #

    Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Crafts – you were featured today! Most viewed link!
    –Mandy, http://www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

  8. Ana Sullivan from The Lost Apron April 18, 2013 at 2:40 PM #

    I am visiting you from Make It Wear It Thursday. This is so cute, I especially love the collar. My post is about planning your own Summer Sewing Camp to teach your own children to sew:


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