I have now made three dresses for Mo. The first was the red, white, and blue bustle dress. Then I made the India dress. The "Singapore" dress is the third dress I have made, and you will see it is very similar to the bustle dress. (I just don't know how to make sleeves yet!)
I started with a tunic top from Singapore, hence the name. (You can see the top in the India dress post.) It just didn't fit me right, but I loved the fabric, so I decided to use material to make a dress for Mo. The first thing I did was grab a dress from Mo's closet and measure out an approximate skirt length. I then took an old paper bag and cut out a pattern.
I cut out the front and back of the skirt, and sewed them together.
Then I took the top of a T-shirt (the bottom had a stain, so it was already in my "fabric-to-be-repurposed" pile) and sewed it to the skirt.
I don't have good pics of the next part. The dress looked a bit unfinished, so I added a piece of narrow, grosgrain ribbon as a waistband, and then I added some yo-yo flowers to the top using fabric glue. (I will show you how to make the yo-yo flowers soon!)
And here is the finished product. This girl is such a nut!
Stand still, please!
Well, you can act happy about it!
Show us the back!
See my tape? (For anyone wondering, that tape is there as part of Mo's physical therapy. I have had several questions recently regarding Mo's therapy, and I think I will write a post about it...)
And I couldn't resist adding a couple of pics of Mo's first REAL day of preschool. And, yes, I know the back pack looks enormous. It's just a regular back pack. When you put a back pack on a three year old who is a bit on the petite side, it is going to look big!
I honestly don't know what this pose is, but it totally cracks me up!
Well, there's my third dress (and Morgan's first day of school). I am determined to learn how to sew, and my confidence (and skill!) is building with each project I try. Have you tried something new lately? I'd love to hear from you!
Enjoy the Son!