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Posted on: 11/11/07 2:16 AM
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This is a great shortcut for a beginner. If you haven't yet mastered collars, set in sleeves and facings, but can make a skirt, then take this shortcut to an "Advanced" design.

Buy a jean dress or shirt RTW. I got the one in the photo in a thrift store for next to nothing. Cut it off slightly above your child's natural waist. Then cut a fabric rectangle about 2.5 times longer than the bottom width of your cropped shirt. It should be wide enough to reach your desired length plus a hem. Gather the top using a double row of basting stitches. Pin it to the shirt bottom's raw edge and pull up gathering stitches to fit. Sew it on and presto! A fancy dress in next to no time at all. For the sample in photo I also added a belt and side ruffles.

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Mary Stiefer said...
Wow - how cute is that?
11/14/07 10:01 AM
Sew it seams said...
I love your creative designs!
11/12/07 10:37 AM
Leslie in NZ said...
This is such a good idea and soooo cute!!
11/11/07 7:21 PM
 
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