I had recently purchased this baby doll tunic for my 12 year old. I just loved it. I think it was the cabbage rose detail. My daughter tried it on, and it was just all wrong. The top was too bunchy, it made her look too busty. And, overall it was too short. It neither looked like a tunic or a shirt. It was just off.
My daugher was taking it off, and I realized that it would make a great skirt! So, I sewed around the elastic that was at the chest.
And then I cut the top away from the bottom.
Just look at this darling skirt! It looks terrific with just a white t-shirt. Very J Crew-ish.
I had fabric left over from the top, and I found these hair clips in my sewing basket.
So, I mimiced the cabbage rose with a bit of the strap of the tunic. I used a basting stitch and pulled the thread so it bunched just right.
What a sweet little hair clip that matches the skirt exactly. She might even wear this one!
I'm submitting this project for Hope Studios Teach Me Stuff Tuesday!