Toddler Skirt and Baby Dress
I found this Micheal Miller Corduroy at a local Ben Franklins in the clearance bin because it was from the end of the bolt. I got just under a yard for close to $5.00! I was ecstatic because I had seen this fabric before but knew that I could not afford $15.00 a yard.
I first made the babys jumper. It is a pattern from New Look #6578. This pattern is super easy. The instructions are very clear and simple to understand. As I was sitting in church yesterday morning it dawned on me "why did I not make this dress reversible?!? I lined the chest area with a pink corduroy that I found at DI (our local thrift store) for a dollar or something for just under a yard.
Oh and for the buttons a little trick that I did was: faux buttons. Instead of doing the button hole I did snaps then hand sewed the button onto the dress making sure that I allowed for enough room for the snap to still work properly. Let me tell you...tons easier and still an adorable dress.
When I was finished with the jumper I realized that I had enough fabric of both corduroy to make the toddler a dress. She was so excited to be able to match her sister.
For her skirt I cut two rectangles (the width of the fabric). It ended up being whatever fabric I had leftover that formed a rectangle. Then I sewed them together. Then I trimmed the one big rectangle up (cause I did not do this before). Then I sewed the one big rectangle into one circle. Then I added the elastic waistband. Next Time I do this, I think that I will add elastic only to the back part of the skirt. I don't know quite how it will work but I am going to try it. Then I finished the bottom of the skirt and I was done. I think this skirt took me 20 minutes from start to finish.
The results were fabulous!
So cute!! You got a steal on that fabric!
Very cute! I love that fabric!
Saw your link on Sumo's sweet stuff. I love the faux button idea...genius!
Super cute, both the clothes and your little girlies!!!
Very cute fabric, and what a great price!
Please feel free to share it at My Frugal Family's Talented Tuesday link party!
I love that fabric. I have been eyeing it since it came out and that is a GREAT price! I'm a sucker for matching little sister outfits :) Love thiese!
thats a sweet little dress!
Your little girls are so cute... and I think the pink sunglasses totally make the outfit! ; )
The dresses are really sweet!
I like to do faux buttons too. It makes it much easier to put together.
Love the dresses and fabric. Great job. I found you while I was browsing blue Cricket Designs. Thanks and Best Wishes
This is such good motivations to sew.
And seriously what is up with the price of fabric nowadays? Come on! I am glad you got it for such a good deal!
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