Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Sparkles, Owls, and Wagon Wheels

It was a sister day. Just me and my little sister. A trip to the fabric store, the library, and finally the thrift store. Thread for me from the fabric store, a couple dozen books for my sister from the library, and then there was this skirt at the thrift store.

My sister found it, fell in love with it, and begged me to get it for her and turn it into a dress. I agreed.

The sparkles and owls perched on wagon wheels were just too much for a girl to say no too.
Thus the skirt came home. My sister suggested I just add ribbon straps to it, but no. I had another plan. The waistband of the skirt got chopped off.

Then what was left of the not-gold-lace shirt got pulled out of the refashion bin.

From the shirt I cut a yoke for this new dress, using McCall's M7150  as my template (just because I liked the shape of the back).

The yoke got sewn together. The edges got trimmed with black lace. Onto the skirt the yoke was sewn.  Scraps from the skirt waistband and some more black lace got used to fill in the too-low neckline (oops, don't forget to measure before you cut!). Then, the dress was done.

My sister had her sparkly, owl-y, dressy dress. Perfect for church and her end of the year school presentation!

She can envision how to turn a skirt into a dress and tell you all about the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

That's my sister.


  1. Very nice. I thought you had recently said no more dresses for that rascal????? LOL

    1. Lol, yes, I did, or actually my mom said no more and I agreed. This dress, however, was made over a month ago, before that decree was made!