Saturday, January 2, 2010

Cute Little Girl Dress

Ooooo pretty little girl dresses!! That's my new thing right now. I  want to be able to open Chloe's closet and see that every dress in there I made. Well, that's the goal anyway. A couple of weeks ago Melissa and I went to the thrift store and found this beautiful old vintage bed sheet. I decided to make a dress for Chloe out of it. Oh my, did it turn out super cute! It is super easy and the design possibilities are endless.


1- bed sheet
1- dress for pattern
sewing machine
matching thread

Step 1-Take the old dress and rip the seams out. Once you have the seams ripped, cut along the shoulder creating two pieces, a front and a back.

Step 2. Lay out the two pieces on top of the sheet. Pin the front and back pieces to the sheet then cut around. The pictures doesn't show it but I made the length longer because Chloe had grown out of the dress I was using for the pattern.

Step 3. I folded the arm sleeves and the bottom of the dress (both pieces) down creating a hem. Iron them down before sewing, its a lot easier that way. Then sew your hem. For the neck line you could do the same thing or add some hem tape or ruffles. The possibilities are endless.

Step 4. Once you have sewn the hems. Place both pieces right sides together. Then pin the dress together.

Step 5. Sew at the shoulders and the sides of the dress. Don't sew the neckline, the opening of the sleeves, and the bottom of the dress :) I've done it before.

Step 6. Turn the dress right side out. VIOLA!! beautiful new dress.

Creative Vibes To You,


  1. super cute! i love finding vintage sheets and turning them into something special :)

  2. That is such a cute dress Leslie :)

  3. Les, you did a great job on this dress for Chloe...she looks so cute !


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