I bought this precious fabric a while back and everytime I opened my sewing cabinet it screamed at me to make it into something way too cute for the baby girl. So a few Sundays ago during naptime, I did just that! I LOVE making things for the girl because I can make them out of material that isn't the typcial pink baby stuff. Now don't get me wrong, I love the typical pink baby stuff, but it seems like from the time they are born until they are like 2 EVERYTHING IS PINK! So here is a quick how to for a dress that you can make whatever colors your heart desires!
I picked up a plain white t-shirt at wal-mart for $2 and used 2 coordinating fabrics for the skirt and ties.
First cut out your materials. I used a simple A-line pattern for the skirt (18" across the top, 22" across the bottom and 11" long). The ties (2) are 4" wide and 25" long.
Now to attach the skirt to the shirt to make a Dress!
With the shirt RIGHT side out and UPSIDE down and the skirt INSIDE out and RIGHT side up...(this sounds way more confusing than it is...) Match up your side seams and pin the skirt on about 4-5" from the bottom of the shirt. You can change where you attach the skirt to change the look of the dress! 4-5" made it a high waisted style for my 10 month old.
Be sure to pull your ties down through the bottom of the skirt so they don't accidently get caught up in the seam!
Sew your skirt onto you shirt, then cut off the bottom of the shirt!
Now finish the bottom hem of the dress with a double fold...
Flip right side out and ENJOY your Sunny Sunday (naptime) dress!