Aaaand I did another refashion today. I'm having a fun time turning our trashed clothes into something cute. Today I took my 8 year old daughter's OLD trashed dress and made a skirt for my 2 year old. Not sure if I like it on her . . . but if I don't like it on her I will bring out the waist and give it to my 5 year old.
Here's the dress. A total mess. I cut it off at the waist, cut the zipper and lining out, and saved the top strip to make a flower hair clip.
Cut the waist band straight across . . . and sew up the side.
Fold over the top and sew about 1/4" to get rid of the raw edge . . .
then fold down far enough to fit your elastic through and sew, leaving about 2 inches open. Measure elastic to fit around your child's waist. Attach a safety pin to one end of the elastic and feed it through the hole.
When it reaches all the way through, sew the ends together, pull tight to fit all the way inside the waist band and sew up the hole. Easy capeasy.
Using the extra strip of fabric from the top part of the dress I made a little flower clip. Tutorial to come . . .