Favorite Dress to Favorite Skirt

Does your daughter have a favorite dress that she has grown out of? Consider recycling it into her favorite skirt! When my daughter was 2 years old, she loved her "butterfly dress," and it later became her little sister's favorite dress. But this summer it's too small even for her, so we made it into a skirt for her older sister who is glad to have it back!

I simply cut the top of the dress off--in this case right under the arms.

I ironed and sewed the raw edge down, and that was IT!

girl wearing skirt made from favorite dress

I used part of the cut off top to make a matching hair clip. That actually took longer than the skirt did.

hair clip made from the scrap material

And in case you're trying to do this and came across this question, I left the button below the cut off intact. For this skirt to go on and off, it still needs the button. And I left the tie on because it's cute and gives a better, more versitile fit.

the button below the cut is left on

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About Sunny

My name is Sunny, and my husband and I have five "children" ages 19 to 4. I love learning. I have a M.F.A. in Humanities and dream about going back to school some day. I run around doing "mom" stuff, try to put a nutritious dinner on the table for whomever shows up, and I thrive on creative projects when possible. Mostly I strive to just keep up with the mountains and mole hills of day to day life.
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