Thursday, November 3, 2011

Lala's Dress from My Polo Shirt

Olivia is kind of growing like a weed.  But only in the upward direction.
So most of her dresses that used to be, ya know, dresses have now been re-categorized as shirts.
Which is fine, except that now she's short on dresses.

She still has a few that fit her, but I'm tired of dressing her in them every single Sunday.
So last Sunday before church I took this old polo shirt of mine...

...and turned it into this:

A little funky, maybe, but definitely an improvement on that shirt as a whole.
Those little miniature sleeves get me every time.
How do you have arms that small?

The dress was a fast, easy sew.

Mainly because I didn't have to make up the method of creation.
I followed the how-to in this post on I Still Love You.

While the post isn't really set up in the typical style of a tutorial, Melissa gives plenty of information on recreating the sweet little dress she made for he daughter.

Maybe there's a reason I'm always nervous about sewing with stripes.  :)

The main thing is, Olivia was happy to wear it.
And it's long enough on her!
(With a little room to grow.)

Oh.  And it was...

(wait for it)

...totally free!



kate said...

cute!! I really love that you kept the whole collar.

Kathy Haynie said...

That is adorable.

Polly @ Pieces by Polly said...

Super cute! Love her face :)

Lisa Lou said...

Who is that sassy little girl?!

Melissa said...

That is absolutely adorable!! I'm so happy that my tips were helpful!!

Love how it looks on her. She'll be able to wear that for a really long time!