Friday, August 21, 2009

The ever-changing dress


Last summer my mom wanted to make a twirl dress for Annaliese. She found a cute sundress at Walmart, chopped the bottom off and added two really full ruffles of purchased material to the bottom. Annaliese LOVED it.

Annaliese has grown like crazy since last year and the dress was too short. Plenty big around, but the bodice was too high and the bottom of the dress was above her knee. So I decided to chop off the bodice, create a waistband and make it a skirt. Now it hangs below her knee and she can continue to enjoy it. Of course she needed a coordinating shirt, so I asked Mom to send me scraps from the ruffle material and I appliqued a flower.

The flower design is from the Bloomin' Applique set from Designs by JuJu.

Here's my pretty girl, all ready for kindergarten orientation!

3 comments on "The ever-changing dress"

Daisha on August 21, 2009 at 4:47 PM said...

You guys would have done well living on the frontier! :)

How very resourceful of you.

Tiffany on August 21, 2009 at 5:17 PM said...

She looks beautiful and so grown up! I hope you have a wonderful orientation -- and I can't wait to see what first day of school outfit you all have cooked up!

Cole's Corner on August 22, 2009 at 10:13 AM said...

She looks beautiful!
It's so sad when you grow out of clothes you love... way to go making hers last longer!

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