I have been keeping myself busy lately. I have many sewing projects I want to try. But after making the garden party dress that took me hours and one sleepless night to complete, I was a bit burned out. I needed a quick and easy project. Simple refashion project was what I needed.
Since then it has became my habit to check the women's clearance clothes at Target every time I visit the store. They are always adding new items to the clearance rack, and 75% items are my favorites :)
This is the original woman's top from Target, in size XL.
I actually like getting size XS so adjusting the neckline for my daughter Momo's size would be easier, but this was the only size I could find for this top. This top already had elastics in neck and arm openings, the reason I liked this top besides its blue color I wanted to add to Momo's closet.
I used Momo's size 2T A-line dress as a guide to cut the top. After sewing the front and back pieces together, I added elastic to the waist to add shape to the dress.
I attempted to add the decorative ruffles using navy knit fabric first, but I just did not like the look. The colors were just too dark and boring for a little girl... so I used bright yellow knit instead. I also added a little flower using the yellow and navy fabrics. Now I really like how the dress look :)
The knit dress is so comfortable, it does not keep Momo from running, jumping, and chasing balls and bubbles...
Hot summer days are here in Texas. I think this loose-fitting, light and soft knit dress is perfect for the summer.
Linking up to those fun parties.