Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Baby Doll Tunic Transformed

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.

Like so.

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!



Jennifer Juniper said...

We can turn anything into a skirt! Love this :)

Anonymous said...

This was a great redo. I love it! I want one for myself now...

C.R.A.F.T. said...

Thanks for checking out my license plate map...we payed $120 for all 50 states on ebay...You should make one :)

Wendy said...

This is SO CUTE! I love that you made a clippy to go with... I'm a sucker for hair pretties ☺.

bobby said...

Loooove it!!!!!!!!!!! Soul sisters can sew anything!