Hi, it’s Joy from xoxo Grandma showing you one of my favorite sundresses. Do you want an easy sundress to make for a toddler? Look no further because this dress is so so easy to make. My favorite part about this sundress is that it was made from my daughter’s skirt! My favorite part about using a skirt is lining up the original hem to the bottom of the finished skirt’s hem. This tip will save you so much time when you refashion – no hem to finish and if you use an extra small skirt, you’ll only have one side seam to sew.
Material: White Cotton from a extra small women’s skirt
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To make this sundress using a skirt, I laid the pattern onto my skirt, lining up the hem on each piece about 1″ from the bottom of the pattern…make sure your pattern pieces match. After cutting out those main pieces, I laid down the back straps onto the remaining fabric and cut those out. I cut the facings out of scraps of solid white fabric. Since I left the skirt intact all except one seam, all I had to do was sew that seam up. Next the back straps were added according to the pattern’s directions and lastly the facings. This sundress only took one hour from start to finish. It felt like it took me longer to pick out which buttons to buy for it!
I’ve now used this sundress pattern three times and just love how quick the pattern is to complete. Which version do you like the best? Below are links to the other ways I’ve tweaked this pattern on my blog: Packy the Elephant Outfit and Dots, Dots, Dots. – xoxo Grandma