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Rascal Kosher
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« on: November 24, 2010 01:54:50 AM »



One of my favorite projects is to turn little girls dresses into skirts
for myself. And aprons.
I usually get them dirt cheap at car boot sales, that way I haven't
wasted money if I fail. Smiley

Here's some pictures of what I've made.
I wish I'd taken before and after pictures on all these projects...




I made the heart pockets myself.
I wanted a 50's house wife look to it.


Before


After


Before


After


Cute apron, I made the heart pocket myself.





(I go for dresses from 6-9 years.)

Okay, here's a quick "tutorial" for a skirt.
I cut the dress off under the armpits, then I zic zac the edge so it won't fray.
Then I fold the "waistband" and stitch it onto the seam that's already between the
skirt and the waistband.
Then I close the open bit on the band and add a button and a button hole.
That's pretty much it.

For ONE heart pocket I just cut out two hearts (I use the top of the dress that I cut off.)
Zic zac the edges, then iron on interfacing on one of the hearts, stitch the hearts
together and add lace or ric rac.

Sorry for the awful tutorial but English isn't my first language and I'm not very
good at describing things.  Tongue

For next time I might do a picture tutorial.
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« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2010 02:11:04 AM »

Oh, those skirts are so pretty! I would love to know how you do it- are you just incredibly petite or does it take some serious alteration? Your style is so cute ^^
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« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2010 02:37:09 AM »

Thank you very much. Smiley

I'm not a very big person so I don't have to do much with the dresses.
(I go for dresses from 6-9 years.)

I just cut the dress off under the armpits, then I zic zac the edge so it won't fray.
Then I fold the "waistband" and stitch it onto the seam that's already between the
skirt and the waistband.
Then I close the open bit on the band and add a button and a button hole.
That's pretty much it.

For ONE heart pocket I just cut out two hearts (I use the top of the dress that I cut off.)
Zic zac the edges, then iron on interfacing on one of the hearts, stitch the hearts
together and add lace or ric rac.

Sorry for the awful tutorial but english isn't my first language and I'm not very
good at describing things.  Tongue
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« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2010 03:04:43 AM »

Those are super cute, especially the first one.  It's definitely fifties housewife and also kind of Wizard of Oz-ish without being too cutesy.  I've often thought that girls dresses would be super cute chopped off at the waist, but I don't have that kind of waist. Tongue
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« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2010 03:56:09 AM »

these are soooo cute!
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« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2010 05:04:19 AM »

I just love the 50s housewife style!  And your shoes are so cute!
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« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2010 06:16:17 AM »

They are absolutely adorable! And they really suit you so well! Love them! Was looking for an idea to make my daughter an apron for Christmas, and you have just solved my problem for me! Thanks! =)
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« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2010 06:41:57 AM »

I wish I was small enough to do that. I LOVE the pockets Smiley so cute! Will have to try them on something a little bigger!
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« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2010 08:29:47 AM »

I adore your work!
I love the 1950s housewife style too, and these are just fabulous!
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« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2010 12:20:10 PM »

Cute way to recycle!  Love your extra touches!
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